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The Departments of Classics, English, Romance Languages and Cultures, and the Vermont Complex Systems Center are inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Please feel free to spread the word to colleagues and students.

Topic: Dictionary as Data

Presenter: Peter Sokolowski (editor, Merriam Webster)

Time: Nov 4, 2020 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Peter Sokolowski joined Merriam-Webster in 1994 as the company's first French-language editor, and has since written definitions for many of the company's dictionaries. He also contributes blog articles, podcasts, and videos for the online dictionary, and his writing has appeared in Slate, The New York Times, and The Washington Post. He is a frequent guest on national radio and television, and was named among TIME’s 140 Best Twitter Feeds of 2013. He leads workshops on dictionaries and the English language for the U.S. State Department, and serves as pronouncer for spelling bees worldwide. Peter attended the University of Paris and earned his M.A. in French Literature at the University of Massachusetts. He is also a freelance musician and a music host at New England Public Radio.