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Digital Living Doesn’t Dissolve Dialects As Slang Prospers On Twitter

Digital Living Doesn’t Dissolve Dialects As Slang Prospers On Twitter
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Research suggests that Twitter is more regional than "hivemind" metaphors would suggest

Stephen Fortune
  • 12 january 2011

Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University have discovered that regional slang and dialects occur as frequently in Twitter as they do in everyday conversations.

The research, which illustrates how contingent the use of abbreviations and Internet acroynms across the United States is upon regionality, also marks a watershed in research methods for studying dialects, traditionally analysed via oral interviews:

Twitter offers a new way of studying regional lexicon… because tweets are informal and conversational. Furthermore, people who tweet using mobile phones have the option of geotagging their messages with GPS coordinates

[via Science Daily]

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