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Talkin' Tarheel


9:00 a.m., Friday, March 6, 2015

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.  

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