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.
The Linguistics Behind Dialects
Grad student Jessica Hatcher educates high school students about sociolinguistics to promote inclusion and empathy.
Speaking Her Language
Research awards and scholarships — including a Fulbright — have fostered Jessica Hatcher's love of linguistics.
Dialect Influences Appalachian Students’ Experiences in College
Students who speak a stigmatized dialect may be at a disadvantage in the classroom.
The Linguists Are Coming! The Linguists Are Coming!
Jeffrey Reaser discusses the importance of linguistics and NC State's role in understanding the language of North Carolina.