Upcoming Events

MKC Lecture: “Forensic linguistics and German-American multilingualism: New Ways of using old evidence” with Dr. Joshua R. Brown

Friday, October 7, 2022 at 4p ET
via Zoom

This workshop is free and open to all, but advanced registration is required. Registration is available here.

Talk abstract: The Pennsylvanian Dutch, descendants of between 60-100,000 immigrants from the Rhineland Palatinate regions of Central Europe, had several languages in their verbal repertoire.  Three nineteenth century murder trials will be discussed in which the multilingual realities of these German-Americans complicated the administration of justice.  The relevance of these cases for present-day legal issues and multilingualism also will be highlighted.

Dr. Brown is a professor of German and Linguistics at UW-Eau Claire.