UB Linguist to Discuss Regional Speech At Alumni Luncheon

By Mary Beth Spina

Release Date: October 30, 1997

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Wolfgang Wolck, Ph.D., professor of linguistics at the University at Buffalo, will discuss regional speech patterns and differences in the way people speak at a luncheon to begin at noon on Wednesday, Nov. 19, in the Center for Tomorrow on the North (Amherst) Campus.

. The luncheon is part of the UB Senior Alumni Luncheon series.

Wolck points out that some Southerners have drawls, while others have twangs. Native Buffalonians have distinct speech patterns, while natives of New York City often have such distinct variations of speech patterns and pronunciations that there is no doubt as to where they are from.

Luncheon tickets are $10, plus a $5 enrollment charge for the program series.

Graduates and individuals who have completed 12 semester hours as matriculated students in a degree program at UB are eligible to join the UB Alumni Association. The senior luncheon series is designed for UB senior alumni and their spouses and guests.

For further information or to make reservations, call the UB Office of Alumni Relations at 716-829-2608.