Etymology!™ X: Food as a Lingua Franca


Join us for the 10th annual Etymology!™ conference with Douglas Harper, online  one more time, April 1~2~3, 2022. We are again offering a 1, 2, or 3-day conference. Friday the 1st will cover Etymology Basics for those new to the study, or those who prefer a review to start out. Saturday and Sunday are the core of the conference, examining the effects on the English language of food, cooking, and eating.

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Now that this is our third Etymology!™ conference online, we have a bit of a groove established. We will begin each day of our study weekend with a short video welcome or activity that you can watch at your leisure. We’ll meet in real time at 9:00am Pacific for a morning session, then a midday session, and finally an afternoon session ending at 2:30pm Pacific, with breaks and word study activities in between.

Trusty old Zoom will be the site of our gathering for all three days! Choose your days: come Friday only, just for the basics; Saturday & Sunday for the core conference; or all three days. In addition, this year we will be repeating our wonderful Saturday evening cooking class with home chef Amy Magnafichi-Strong. Amy will present a dinner that has undergone a “translation” of sorts — one that has played a role in the melting-pot history of English. Participants will receive a shopping list and recipe ahead of time, with instructions from Amy over Zoom. Includes wine pairings!

Secure your spot with a fully refundable deposit. All registrations include video recordings of the conference, handouts, links, and additional resources. You may not attend from a phone, and recordings are only available to attendees.

Registrations canceled on or before 2/01/2022 are fully refundable. Registrations cancelled on or before 3/15/2022 are refundable less $50, and non-refundable thereafter. EarlyBird discount is available to Shameless Spelling subscribers. To complete your registration, you must pay the Deposit AND the Registration Balance.

Registration Fees
Friday only: $225
Saturday~Sunday: $375
All 3 Days: $499

Dinner Option (1 night): $20 per screen ~ the whole family can watch if you’re muted!

Continuing Education Units may be available.