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Tag: Walt Wolfram

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Feb 24, 2020

NC State-Produced Documentary Wins Emmy Award

The Language and Life Project at NC State was honored for "Talking Black in America," a feature-length film that highlights the rich history of African-American English. 

May 15, 2019

Walt Wolfram Accepted Into American Academy of Arts and Sciences

The linguistics professor joins a selective organization that recognizes leaders in various fields and disciplines. 

Nov 9, 2018

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. 

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Jul 16, 2018

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. 

Aug 17, 2017

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. 

Jul 14, 2017

Combatting Stereotypes About Appalachian Dialects

There’s a long history of misconceptions about the Appalachian dialect. Walt Wolfram, sociolinguistics, featured. 

Jun 9, 2017

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. 

May 2, 2017

‘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. 

Mar 16, 2017

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. 

Sep 19, 2016

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.