This discussion will explore DC’s culture through its unique language, “DC Speak.” A panel of experts will examine how DC Speak developed, how it has changed over time and how it contributes to building a sense of community in Washington. The panel will feature Dr. Natalie Schilling and Minnie Annan from the Language and Communication in Washington, DC (LCDC) project at Georgetown University, and Dr. Jennifer Renn from the Center for Applied Linguistics. Through poll-by-text, the panel will also be able to quiz the audience on their familiarity with DC Speak. You can literally lend your voice to the discussion!
6:30 - 8:30pm
Presented at: Humanities Council of Washington DC's Humanitini