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NC State Initiative Sets Gold Standard for Language Diversity
After reaching thousands of students, faculty and staff on its Raleigh campus, NC State's Educating the Educated program is quickly becoming a national model for language diversity education. The National Association of Student Personnel Administrators affirmed the program's broadening impact, awarding Educating the Educated its grand gold medal for excellence.
Embracing Language Diversity at NC State
Humanities and Social Sciences alum Stephany Dunstan's award-winning dissertation focused on how dialects influence the college experience. In typical NC State Think And Do fashion, now she's working with sociolinguist Walt Wolfram and others to apply her findings in ways that raise awareness and celebrate just how richly diverse we are at NC State, every which way we say it.
Keeping a Dialect Alive on Ocracoke
Professor Walt Wolfram has taken students to the Outer Banks for spring break for 20 years. The annual expedition at first involved conducting research on the Outer Banks brogue. Now the trip aims to teach young Ocracokers about a tongue rarely spoken by anyone but the elderly. Wolfram says coming back to teach each year brings linguistic insights gleaned from Ocracoke back home.
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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