This interactive website created by PhD candidate, Alan McConchie allows for you to participate in an ongoing mapping project to see where people are saying “pop”, “soda”, and “coke.” Enter your data to be included in the map
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 Abstract, the N.C. State research blog.
Follow the link below to see some more of the coolest maps from his collection.