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. The award is given for a body of work that has had a demonstrable impact on the public awareness of language and/or linguistics. Wolfram’s North Carolina Language and Life Project models sociolinguistic engagement and public outreach about the value and beauty of linguistic diversity through documentaries, museum exhibits, and dialect awareness curricula. The Linguistic Society of America is the largest national professional society representing the field of linguistics.
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