by Walt Wolfram
& Jeffrey Reaser
A New Book by Walt Wolfram and
Jeffrey Reaser

Now Available from
UNC Press, Talking NC, Amazon and Barnes & Noble

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Keep an eye out for Talkin' Tar Heel at your local North Carolina bookstores:



"Talkin' Tar Heel acquaints citizens of North Carolina and beyond with the treasure that is North Carolina's collection of dialects. Many North Carolinians are unaware of at least half the language varieties discussed here: they don't know that Lumbee is a distinct language variety or about the impact of Hispanic English. The book is well written and will give the audience something to think about as well as to enjoy." Boyd H. Davis, University of North Carolina at Charlotte "Because of Walt Wolfram's North Carolina Language and Life Project, no other state in the United States has been studied so systematically and thoroughly for its dialects. This book, drawing together individual studies in a way that gives an accessible picture of the entire state to a wide range of readers, is unique and sets high standards for work on other states." Connie Eble, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Be sure to check out more reviews of Talkin' Tar Heel from these local North Carolinian periodicals:
  • Daily Tar Heel
  • News & Observer
  • Star-News
  • Fayetteville Observer
  • NCSU Bulletin

  • Listen to Walt Wolfram talk about Talkin' Tar Heel on WUNC's The State of Things as well as How to Speak with a Certain Southern Twang