NCSU Linguistics Program - Grant-Funded Research

Grant-Funded Research

The North Carolina Language and Life Project has a long history of grant-funded research. There are usually work being done on several grants at any given time. Below are several of our current projects:

Ongoing Grants


Past Grants

  • “Freedom’s Voice: Celebrating the Black Experience on the Outer Banks.” NC State Extension, Engagement, and Economic Development. 01/06-06/06. $10,000. Walt Wolfram, Principal Investigator.
  • “Freedom’s Voice: Celebrating the Black Experience on the Outer Banks.” Mini-grant, North Carolina Humanities Council. 02/06-07/06. $1,200. Walt Wolfram, Principal Investigator.
  • “Language Diversity in North Carolina: A Documentary and Outreach Program.” National Science Foundation, Communicating Research to Public Audiences. Informal Science Education. 03/01/04-09/30/05. $73,678. Walt Wolfram, Principal Investigator.
  • “The Regional Development of African American Vernacular English.” National Science Foundation, Behavioral and Cognitive Sciences Division.Three-year award 03/03-02/06. $217,480. Walt Wolfram, Principal Investigator.
  • “A Comparative Investigation of Dialect Maintenance and Accommodation in Sociohistorical Isolation.” National Science Foundation, Behavioral and Cognitive Sciences Division.Three-year award 03/00-02/03. $214,381. Walt Wolfram, Principal Investigator.
  • A Documentary and Exhibit on Lumbee English, National Science Foundation, Informal Science Education, 1999-2000, $49,504. Walt Wolfram, Principal Investigator.
  • Predicting African American Children’s School Success. Department of Health and Human Services, subcontract with Frank Porter Graham Center, Chapel Hill. 1999-2003. $38,391. Walt Wolfram, Principal Investigator.
  • The Dynamic Development of Post-Insular Native American English Varieties. National Science Foundation. 1997-2000. $186,736. Walt Wolfram, Co-Principal Investigator.