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Talkin' Tarheel

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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.  

Guests
Walt Wolfram—
William C. Friday Distinguised University Professor at NC State University and director of the North Carolina Language and Life Project. Co-author of Talkin' Tarheel

Jeffrey Reaser—Associate Professor of English, NC State University. Co-author of Talkin’ Tarheel