Language and Life Project
The LLP at NC State is a non-profit initiative that researches the many dialects, languages, and cultures of the United States of America. We document this nation’s incredible linguistic variation and share it through books, classes, online media and award winning documentaries.
Campus Diversity Project
Our program, “Educating the Educated: A University-Wide Language Diversity Initiative,” is establishing a comprehensive approach to the issue of language diversity on campus. The model is a collaborative effort by members of CHASS, DASA, and College of Education led by Drs. Stephany Dunstan, Walt Wolfram, and Audrey Jaeger. Additionally, the Educating the Educated plan has established a student ambassador program that involves the mentoring of undergraduate and graduate students actively engaged in peer diversity education through a program that enriches students’ learning experiences, enhancing peer diversity education on campus and which facilitates the sustainability of the Educating the Educated program.
Linguistics research at NC State involves numerous ongoing multi-year projects involving both faculty and students. From our state-of-the-art Phonology Lab to our expansive archive of sociolinguistic interviews to our ongoing study of language change in Raleigh, our students and faculty are constantly involved in cutting-edge research.