A great friend and scholar, Alissa Reeves, was on this dig and brought back a wealth of surprising information, beneficial to even the most engaged small, liberal arts college student. This event will hopefully become a UT/Knoxville tradition, helping to foster mutual intelligibility between Arab and Southern American cultures. If you are in Knoxville this weekend, do not miss it.
Friends, if you have the afternoon free, please come out and listen to what is sure to be an excellent, enlightening lecture by Paul Reed for the East Tennessee Historical Society Brown Bag Lecture Series at Noon. He will be speaking about variations in Appalachian speech and how this linguistic system helped create our regional identity.