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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.
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.
Film Brings Cherokee Language to Life
If current trends aren't soon reversed, the Cherokee language will soon go extinct. NC State's North Carolina Language and Life Project has produced a film documenting the tribe's efforts and sounding a call to save the language. First Language: The Race to Save Cherokee premieres Friday, Nov. 21, at the NC Museum of History.
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.
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