How Memes Use Humor to Discredit African-American English
A recent study finds video memes can use humor to contribute to – and reinforce – negative views of black culture.
Talking Black in America
African American language is central to American life, yet it continues to be misunderstood and marginalized. A new documentary from the Language and Life Project at NC State draws on decades of research to remedy our understanding.
Exploring Queen Victoria’s Lost Garden Pavilion in 3D
An interdisciplinary team of researchers has virtually reconstructed a lost piece of Victorian history.
The Linguistics Behind Dialects
Grad student Jessica Hatcher educates high school students about sociolinguistics to promote inclusion and empathy.
Building a Legacy
NC State University alumna Clare Jordan founded the campus chapter of Habitat for Humanity more than 25 years ago. She now supports an endowment that will benefit students who are completing nonprofit internships.
The Importance of African-American Speech: Q&A With Walt Wolfram
Linguistics scholar Walt Wolfram reflects on the importance of understanding and appreciating African-American speech -- a subject he has been devoted to for more than five decades.
Documentary Explores the Historical, Cultural Importance of African American Speech
Researchers and filmmakers are premiering a documentary film devoted to the history of African American speech, its cultural importance, and how it has shaped modern American English.
Rediscover MLK’s Impact at ‘Experiencing King’
Next weekend, NC State is opening its doors for "Experiencing King," a two-day series of events that will give the public a chance to rediscover Martin Luther King Jr.'s impact on the state of North Carolina and the nation through stage drama, documentary film, recently unearthed audio archives, modern art and immersive technologies that re-create the experience of what it was like to attend two of King's landmark speeches in North Carolina.
Pack Builds a Block for Raleigh
NC State's campus chapter of Habitat for Humanity broke ground on the largest college-affiliated building project in the country, with plans to build 11 town homes off Raleigh's Lake Wheeler Road.
SARS and the Communication Challenges of Global Public Health
The spread of the Zika virus has brought global attention to the issue of epidemics – and the international public health and communications challenges that go with them. Challenges that are similar to those posed by the SARS outbreak more than a decade ago.