MSU Grandparents University is an opportunity for grandparents and grandchildren (ages 8-12) to come together for a three-day educational experience while spending time together on the MSU campus in the summer. This past summer, MSU Sociolinguistics and members of the Michigan Diaries team created a course called Diary of a Michigan Kid. In this class, Michigan Diaries team members taught participants about keeping an audio diary, pronunciation differences, and generational differences in language.
Another class that members of the team helped run was Harry Potter and the Secrets of British English. In this class, participants learned about several different aspects of English in Britain. You can read more about that class in this article written by MSU’s Department of Linguistics, Languages, and Cultures.
See below for some pictures from the event.(more…)