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Jun 5, 2014

‘Talkin’ Tar Heel’ Explores Dialects

A new book by NC State sociolinguists Walt Wolfram and Jeffrey Reaser explains how our voices tell the story of North Carolina. 

Oct 10, 2013

Linguistics Project the Talk of the Fair

If you speak one of the diverse dialects of North Cackalacky, you'll feel right at home visiting Walt Wolfram's display at the State Fair this month. Speak nicely and you may even get a button courtesy of the North Carolina Language and Life Project. 

Mar 12, 2013

Outer Banks English

Take a listen to an excerpt of the dialect of the Carolina Outer Banks from the documentary Voices of North Carolina. 

Mar 1, 2013

Film Turns Eye (and Ear) on Core Sound

Life on Core Sound in coastal North Carolina hasn't changed much in three centuries. Neal Hutcheson explores the people, culture and dialect of the region in his new film, "Core Sounders," premiering this month. 

May 17, 2012

Keeping Language Alive

English professor Walt Wolfram and his students help keep a dialect alive on the Outer Banks. 

Apr 10, 2012

The New Spring Break

Spring break isn't just about partying. This year, NC State students spent their time off learning about textiles in Peru and teaching linguistics in Ocracoke. 

Mar 1, 2011

Hutcheson Honored for Documentary Films

Video producer Neal Hutcheson has been awarded the 2011 Brown Hudson Award from the North Carolina Folklore Society. He was honored for extensive documentary work on traditional culture in North Carolina. 

Jan 14, 2010

Wolfram Honored

The Linguistic Society of America honored Dr. Walt Wolfram with its prestigious Linguistics, Language and the Public Award at its 84th annual meeting in Baltimore, Md. 

Oct 8, 2009

Wolfram Honored for Outreach

Dr. Walt Wolfram, director of the North Carolina Language and Life Project, received the Linguistics, Language and the Public Award from the Linguistic Society of America.