A Tour of the UP's Linguistic Landscape
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Arts and Humanities
The presentation will analyze the linguistic landscape of the UP to investigate the role of tourism in defining the dialect what it means to sound like a Yooper and in shaping perceptions of the dialect. An examination of language in public spaces from tourist brochures, to t-shirts, web sites, and bumper stickers provides visible evidence of how marketing the UP as a tourist destination is tied to a positive value of the dialect.
Upper Peninsula Environmental Coalition
Remlinger, Kathryn PhD, "A Tour of the UP's Linguistic Landscape" (2015). Faculty Scholarly Dissemination Grants. 470.