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They say a picture is worth a thousand words – I feel like I grew up in an environment where a person could use a few words and it felt like a thousand pictures. 

UC IRVINE
LANGUAGE SCIENCE
TALKS ON LINGUISTIC
DIVERSITY

Talking Black in America

a documentary by the Language & Life Project


About the film and filmmaker: Talking Black in America addresses African American English and
language-based discrimination. We have invited the filmmaker, Dr. Walt Wolfram, to screen this film.

Dr. Wolfram is the William C. Friday Distinguished University Professor at North Carolina State
University. He is a leader in the study of social and ethnic dialects, and has pioneered the study of urban African American English, supporting the legitimacy of African American English as a systematic language system.


Film screening + Q&A with the filmmaker on October 19, 2020, at 11am via Zoom
Sponsored by: Department of Language Science, UCI Inclusive Excellence Spirit Award