Katherine Barber: Word Lady & Former Editor-in-Chief of the Canadian Oxford Dictionary
Join us for a fun look at how our language has evolved, a fascinating topic to all who speak English from birth or have to learn it as a second language.Why is English spelling so chaotic? Why do we have so many synonyms? And what does it all have to do with pigs? This event is a highly informative and entertaining survey of the influences that have shaped English vocabulary over the years. Forget your dull high school English classes as Katherine Barber takes you on a surprisingly hilarious trip through a crazy language.
Canada's Word Lady, Katherine Barber is an expert on the English language and a frequent guest on radio and television. She was Editor-in-Chief of the Canadian Oxford Dictionary.
There will be a brief Q&A with Katherine Barber after her lecture, as well as light dessert compliments of Sweets from The Earth