Dialect Loss and Innovation: Documentaries and Outreach Program

June 15th, 2007 - February 28th, 2009 | PROJECT

North Carolina State University proposes to produce two one-hour documentaries on language diversity in the southeastern United States, one on a receding traditional variety of English on the Outer Banks of North Carolina tentatively titled Vanishing Voices of the Outer Banks, and one on the emergence of Spanish and Hispanic English in the Mid-Atlantic South tentatively titled The Spanish Voice in the New American South. The project is related to NSF research grant BCS-0542139, Old and New Ethnic Dialect Configuration in the American South," but it also connects with the PI's extensive, ongoing public outreach activities related to linguistic diversity. The project contributes to the public understanding of language diversity in American society and the social role of language in community life.

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Team Members

Walter Wolfram, Principal Investigator, North Carolina State University


Funding Source: NSF
Funding Program: ISE/AISL
Award Number: 0652343
Funding Amount: 74696


Access and Inclusion: English Language Learners | Ethnic | Racial | Hispanic | Latinx Communities
Audience: General Public | Museum | ISE Professionals
Discipline: Social science and psychology
Resource Type: Project Descriptions
Environment Type: Broadcast Media | Community Outreach Programs | Media and Technology | Public Programs