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  • Mar 05, 2012
  • 11:29 PM

#Soda or #Pop? Regional Language Quirks Get Examined on Twitter

Kate Springer / TIME
A study presented by Brice Russ, a graduate student at Ohio State University, at the American Dialect Society’s annual meeting in January demonstrates how Twitter can be used as a valuable and abundant source for linguistic research. With more than 200 million posts each day, the site has allowed researchers to predict moods, study the Arab Spring and now, map out regional dialects.

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