Welcome to Dialect Heaven

Linguistic study in the 21st century is all about change, and at NC State we explore language change in the midst of one of the most linguistically diverse states of the country.

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Why Linguistics at NC State?

Studying language in North Carolina is like dying and going to Dialect Heaven.

- Walt Wolfram

Linguistics research at NC State puts students on the cutting-edge of the field. Whether they are collecting data from one of our many field sites both in and out of North Carolina, learning advanced analytical methods from our decorated and interdisciplinary faculty, or traveling the country to present at professional conferences, our students practice and preach #ThinkAndDo.