Cherokee Language Film Wins Awards
The documentary about the Cherokee language made by NC State linguistics professor Walt Wolfram and his colleagues in the North Carolina Language and Life Project recently won awards at three film festivals.
So Long, Drawl
For more than half a century, the familiar Southern accent has been fading in Raleigh. Its disappearance has been so slow that locals may not even have noticed. But for Robin Dodsworth, associate professor in sociolinguistics at NC State, the decline tells the story of rapid social change across the urban South.
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.
UNC-TV to Air Cherokee Film
See the award-winning documentary about saving the Cherokee language, produced by NC State's North Carolina Language and Life Project, next Thursday on WUNC-TV at 10 p.m.
Film Brings Cherokee Language to Life
See an award-winning film examining efforts to save the Cherokee language. The NC State team behind the one-hour documentary premieres its work Friday at the N.C. Museum of History.
‘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.
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.
Outer Banks English
Take a listen to an excerpt of the dialect of the Carolina Outer Banks from the documentary Voices of North Carolina.
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.
Keeping Language Alive
English professor Walt Wolfram and his students help keep a dialect alive on the Outer Banks.
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.
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.
‘Tarheel Talk’ Exhibit Spices Up Fair
Fair visitors found out if they have an ear for dialect—and whether they're dingbatters—at the North Carolina Language and Life booth. Test your talent for Tar Heel talk with an online quiz. target="_blank">
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.
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.