STC Manitoba

A chapter of the Society for Technical Communication

MEA Workshop – Back to HEL: History of the English Language

MEA members just can’t get enough of this fascinating topic with this faaaabulous speaker! Back by insanely popular demand, DR. Zbigniew Izydorczyk, the MEA’s very own “Dr. McDreamy,” will have us swooning in the aisles (again) as he explores in greater detail some of the topics from his first two presentations, including:

  • the legacy of the Early Modern projects of “correcting, improving, and ascertaining the English tongue” (Swift);
  • the process of standardization of written English;
  • the history of linguistic correctness; and
  • the rise of prescriptive grammar.

Added to this food for thought will be lunch and refreshments.

Space is limited (and highly coveted).

STC Manitoba members can attend at the Members price listed below.

Workshop Details

Date: Saturday, February 19, 2011
Time: Coffee and sign-in at 8:30; workshop from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Location: University of Winnipeg, Manitoba Hall Boardroom (2M70)
Cost: Members: $90; non-members: $135; students: $75; student non-members: $110
Parking: FREE Parking in the CBC Lot across the street
How to Register:
  • Send a cheque to the MEA mailbox.
    PO BOX 68054
    RPO Osborne Village
    Winnipeg MB
    R3L 2V9
  • Register and pay using TelPay.
  • RSVP by e-mail and pay at the door. Include Will Attend in the subject line.
Food: If you prefer a vegetarian meal, or have any dietary concerns, please advise.

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