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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.
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.
CoastLine: Gender Differences in Speech – Perception or Power Dynamic?
Language is widely considered to be as much a function of gender as any other gender expression – whether clothing, gender-normative interests such as interior decorating, or personality traits. Caroline Myrick, sociolinguistics, featured.
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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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