Friday, November 14, 2014
My, how you talk – and when you do, you have an accent. We all have them. That said, we hope ya’ll can gather ‘round and set a spell, as we chew the fat about how North Carolinians talk. Two NC State professors who study language in its social context well tell us how upbringing, geography, socio-economic status and other factors influence speech.
Jeffrey Reaser—Associate Professor of English, NC State University. Co-author of Talkin’ Tarheel