Walt Wolfram recently appeared on “CBS This Morning” as part of a report by correspondent Mo Rocca about homogenizing American accents. Rocca visited Ocracoke to highlight the hoi toide accents there.
Wolfram, a William C. Friday Distinguished University Professor, has been studying dialects for almost than 50 years and has been at N.C. State for the past 20. “Studying dialects in North Carolina is like dying and coming to dialect heaven,” Wolfram told Rocca. “It’s incredible. There’s no state that has a richer tradition.”
Video of Rocca’s report is below: