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How Memes Use Humor to Discredit African-American English
A recent study from linguistics graduate student Shalina Omar finds video memes can use humor to contribute to — and reinforce — negative views of black culture.
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.
For Princesses, the Question Remains: Who's the Fairest?
Linguists Karen Eisenhauer of North Carolina State University and Carmen Fought of Pitzer College analyzed the dialogue from 12 Disney movies, finding that in early films 60 percent of compliments to females related to looks and just 9 percent to abilities.
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Studying language in North Carolina is like dying and going to Dialect Heaven.
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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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Congrats to Cecilia Tomasatti (MA '18) for her being the this year's CHASS Capstone Award for her Capstone entitled… https://t.co/LhjtwdoZT6
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