NC State’s Walt Wolfram Receives UNC System’s Holshouser Award
For his work toward "improving the quality of life for all North Carolinians," William C. Friday Distinguished University Professor Walt Wolfram has been honored with the 2018 Gov. James E. Holshouser Jr. Award for Excellence in Public Service.
6 Expressions Say it All: Language Variation in the Tar Heel State
NC State linguist Walt Wolfram discusses six expressions that highlight North Carolina’s unique language tradition.
The sound of inclusion: Why teachers’ words matter
NC State's Language and Life Project provides videos and podcasts about language that can help teachers learn how to respond to students who speak differently and avoid cultural and linguistic bias.
Combatting Stereotypes About Appalachian Dialects
There’s a long history of misconceptions about the Appalachian dialect. Walt Wolfram, sociolinguistics, featured.
Wolfram in NYC to discuss “Talking Black in America”
NC State Professor of English Walt Wolfram was in New York recently to discuss "Talking Black in America" on the Build Series. The documentary produced by Wolfram and NC State's Language and Life Project explores the story and impact of African American speech in our culture.
‘Talking Black’ Documentary Has Really Got People Talking
A new documentary from NC State's Language and Life project focuses on African-American speech, its cultural importance and how it has shaped modern American English. News and Observer columnist Barry Saunders describes the documentary's standing-room-only premiere. Walt Wolfram, English, featured.
The Importance of African-American Speech: a Q&A with Walt Wolfram
Linguistics scholar Walt Wolfram reflects on the importance of understanding and appreciating African-American speech — the subject of a new documentary, "Talking Black in America," produced by the Language and Life Project at NC State.
Discrimination’s ‘Back Door’: Tackling Language Bias on Campus
North Carolina State University has a long tradition of sociolinguistic research. Walt Wolfram, a sociolinguist and another of Educating the Educated's directors, established the North Carolina Language and Life Project in 1993 to study the state’s varied languages, dialects, and accents. Walt Wolfram, English, and the Language and Life Project at NC State featured.
Is There A Washington D.C. Accent?
Strawberries, Maryland and your mother play a starring role in this edition of What’s With Washington, in which we answer a question posed by several listeners: Does the Washington D.C. region have an accent? Walt Wolfram, English and sociolinguistics, featured.
NC State Initiative Sets Gold Standard for Language Diversity
After reaching thousands of students, faculty and staff on its Raleigh campus, NC State’s Educating the Educated program is quickly becoming a national model for language diversity education. The National Association of Student Personnel Administrators affirmed the program's broadening impact, awarding Educating the Educated its grand gold medal for excellence.