North Carolina Language and Life Project

Apr 10, 2017  |  The Conversation

The Sound of Inclusion: Why Teachers’ Words Matter

NC State's Language and Life project is a valuable tool for teachers seeking to understand the role and value of linguistic diversity in the classroom.

Jul 6, 2016

‘A Lee Chip’ Captures the Sound of an Island

When Caroline Myrick first went to the Caribbean island of Saba in 2012, she had no idea that she’d be publishing a dictionary on the native language four years later.

May 12, 2016

PBS Selects Cherokee Film for National Run

PBS has selected First Language: The Race to Save Cherokee, a film produced by NC State’s North Carolina Language and Life Project, for national distribution to its member stations throughout 2016. A new American Indian broadband TV channel, Tribal TV, is also screening the film.

Nov 14, 2015

PBS Selects Cherokee Language Film for National Distribution

This award-winning documentary about the Cherokee language, created by NC State linguistics professor Walt Wolfram and his colleagues in the North Carolina Language and Life Project, was recently selected for national distribution by PBS.

Oct 5, 2015

Undergraduate Research Highlights Student’s Interest in Linguistic Diversity

Growing up in eastern North Carolina, Jessica Hatcher’s ear became attuned to a range of dialects. Once she discovered NC State's linguistics program, this stellar young researcher has made the most of her opportunities to study how people talk.

Aug 31, 2015

Documenting ‘A Hell of a Life’: NC State video producer’s documentary delivers raw look at moonshiner Popcorn Sutton

In his latest film about moonshiner Popcorn Sutton, NC State video producer and alumnus Neal Hutcheson delivers a broader picture of the folk legend's life. “Popcorn Sutton — A Hell of a Life” explores Sutton’s moonshine enterprise, rise to notoriety and fall into the legal and health troubles that led to his defiant suicide.