22 Maps That Show The Deepest Linguistic Conflicts In America – Business Insider

Topics: Language, dialect, pronunciation, accent, isogloss, thematic map

Everyone knows that Americans don’t exactly agree on pronunciations. 

Regional accents are a major part of what makes American English so interesting as a dialect.

Joshua Katz, a Ph. D student in statistics at North Carolina State University, just published a group of awesome visualizations of Professor Bert Vaux and Scott Golder’s linguistic survey that looked at how Americans pronounce words. (via detsl on /r/Linguistics)

His results were first published on Abstractthe N.C. State research blog.

Follow the link below to see some more of the coolest maps from his collection.

Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/22-maps-that-show-the-deepest-linguistic-conflicts-in-america-2013-6?op=1#ixzz2WBsnEdia

22 Maps That Show The Deepest Linguistic Conflicts In America – Business Insider.

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