GirlTalk featured on NPR: The State of Things

North Carolina Public Radio: State of Things


Wednesday, September 19 2012
by Frank Stasio and Lindsay Thomas

A new exhibit called “Girl Talk” at CAM Raleigh, the contemporary art museum in Raleigh, explores the way women use language and communicate through the work of nine female artists. Women, specifically girls, are perhaps the most innovative users of speech and they are heavily influential on overall language trends. Host Frank Stasio will examine gender and language with Lesley Wolk, associate professor of speech pathology at Long Island University and author of a recent study on a new speech style called “vocal fry”; Robin Dodsworth, an assistant professor in the linguistics program at North Carolina State University; young adult novelist Frances O’Roark Dowell; Elysia Borowy-Reeder, executive director of CAM and curator of the “Girl Talk” exhibit; and Maya Schindler and Monique Prieto, two of the artists featured in “Girl Talk.”

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