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Portland State of Mind: Sorry, Not Sorry - Using Language to Maintain Authority
Thursday, October 17, 2019 - 7:30pm to Thursday, October 17, 2019 - 8:30pm
Portland State of Mind: Sorry, Not Sorry - Using Language to Maintain Authority

What: Sorry, Not Sorry: Using Language to Maintain Authority

When: Thursday, October 17, 2019 from 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Where: University Pointe, room 102, 1955 SW 5th Ave.

Cost: Free and open to the public with registration. Register here.

Contact: Rachel Noorda, rnoorda@pdx.edu, 503-725-9662

Apologetic language is a form of speaking that reduces our authority and damages our confidence. It’s feeling the need to apologize for our own opinions, or to hint at what we mean rather than outright saying it. In this Transmit Culture event, hosted by the Book Publishing Graduate Program at Portland State University, Web Communications Specialist Ashley Nilson will present and lead discussions on different forms of apologetic language, including how we use it in our own lives, and develop methods to use authoritative language instead. Because sorry, but we’re not sorry.

This event is hosted by PSU`s Department of English

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