History Hounds Zoom Lecture: Say "Yah" to Yooper Talk, Eh!

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Gary Byker Memorial Library of Hudsonville
Online/Virtual Program

Event Details

Say "Yah" to Yooper Talk, Eh!
with Kathryn Remlinger, Grand Valley State University
A free live zoom lecture by the Historical Society of Michigan, through our Library membership.

The remote and isolated location of the Upper Penninsula of Michigan, combined with the locals' contact with speakers of English, Finnish, French, Anishinaabemowin, and other languages, have shaped the way Yoopers speak over the past 150 years. In this presentation, Dr. Kathryn Remlinger will discuss the history and development of "Yooper Talk" and explain why it remains distinct from other varieties of American English.

How to register: 
  • Once at the History Hounds site, scroll down to see the "Upcoming Lectures" and click on "Read More" for the particular program.
  • Register by clicking the blue "Register" box and where it asks about membership - click that you are "A member of an HSM member organization" and type in our library name as the Member Organization. 
  • The rest of the information is for you to fill out - and they will use the email that you provide to send you a link the day of the event.  
  • Lectures are every other Wednesday at 7 PM, with programs on the opposite Tuesdays at 12 PM Noon.  

Note:  When you register for your first lecture, the Michigan Historical Society will create a free guest account for you under that email and ask you to set up your own password.  You may use this email and password for all subsequent lectures.  

Event Type(s): Adult Program, Adult Program - History Hounds Lecture Series, Adult Program - Informational
Age Group(s): 12 and up, 18 and up
Presenter: History Society of Michigan
Melissa Huisman