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Sep 20, 2017  |  Guest Author

Catalonia 1-O Spain?

Our guest author, Foreign Languages and Literatures professor and native Catalonian Jordi Marí explores in this article the possible outcomes of the Catalan Independence Referendum to be held October 1st, 2017.

Apr 27, 2017  |  The Conversation

The Sound of Inclusion: Why Teachers’ Words Matter

NC State's Language and Life project is a valuable tool for teachers seeking to understand the role and value of linguistic diversity in the classroom.

Apr 18, 2017  |  Wonders and Marvels

Professor Remembers His Mother’s Viennese Culinary Heritage

In this month's edition of Wonders and Marvels, Foreign Languages and Literatures professor Michael Garval writes about the Vienna of his mom and grandparents. It was not, as Dickens would have said it, the "best of times" but the food was "guided by principles of thrift and ingenuity, passed across time and generations," the way his Oma or grandmother used to make it. Read the original story...

Sep 19, 2016  |  The Chronicle of Higher Education

Discrimination’s ‘Back Door’: Tackling Language Bias on Campus

North Carolina State University has a long tradition of sociolinguistic research. Walt Wolfram, a sociolinguist and another of Educating the Educated's directors, established the North Carolina Language and Life Project in 1993 to study the state’s varied languages, dialects, and accents. Walt Wolfram, English, and the Language and Life Project at NC State featured.