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Talk: Linguistic innovation by teenagers

"Language, Style, and the Adolescent Social Order" will be Penny Eckert's topic at 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 10, when she speaks at Cafe Scientifique at, SRI International at Middlefield Road and Ringwood Avenue in Menlo Park. Doors open at 5:15 p.m.

Ms. Eckert, a linguistics and anthropology professor at Stanford University, will discuss how linguistic innovation arises as teenagers develop identities that are independent of their families.

The evening is free and no reservations are necessary.

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