Mining for Stories in Marmora!

Sali A. Tagliamonte, PhD FRSC Chair of Linguistics Canada Research Chair in Language Variation and Change University of Toronto

Sali A. Tagliamonte, PhD FRSC
Chair of Linguistics
Canada Research Chair in Language Variation and Change
University of Toronto

WHERE WERE YOU BORN?
WHAT WAS YOUR EARLIEST MEMORY?
TELL ME ABOUT YOUR CHILDHOOD…

These are the types of questions Sali A. Tagliamonte and her trained team of experts will be asking the residents of Marmora as they mine for stories. The stories that they gather will be recorded using high quality audio equipment and some will be transcribed with cultural commonalities being identified.

The timing is perfect as the town prepares for their bicentennial event. Staff will be collecting stories from the community that will be used in the events planned for 2021. Manager of Economic Development, Megan Abraham says “Even though we are a few years out, planning is underway for events that highlight our rich cultural heritage and community history. This opportunity will help build toward some of the activities we’re developing for the 200th.”

There will be a sign up sheet at the May Madness event municipal table or you can sign up on the event page!

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