Are you considered a "dingbatter," or outsider, when you visit the
Have you ever noticed a picture in your house hanging a little
"sigogglin," or crooked?
Do you enjoy spending time with your "buddyrow," or close
Drawing on over two decades of research and 3,000 recorded
interviews from every corner of the state, Walt Wolfram and Jeffrey
Reaser's lively book introduces readers to the unique regional,
social, and ethnic dialects of North Carolina, as well as its major
languages, including American Indian languages and Spanish.
Considering how we speak as a reflection of our past and present,
Wolfram and Reaser show how languages and dialects are a
fascinating way to understand our state's rich and diverse cultural
heritage. The book is enhanced by maps and illustrations and
augmented by more than 100 audio and video recordings, which can be
found online at talkintarheel.com.