What Social Media Can Tell Us About Dialect Variation and Change

Kohn Centre, The Royal Society, 6-9 Carlton House Terrace, London, SW1Y 5AG
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Kohn Centre, The Royal Society, 6-9 Carlton House Terrace, London, SW1Y 5AG

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This talk will looks as some of the challenges and discoveries associated with using social media (Twitter/X) as a source for examining dialect variation and change. Messages from social media constitute a fantastic source of evidence for linguistic diversity, much of which is otherwise inaccessible, allowing us to see patterns of linguistic variation across thousands, sometimes even millions, of people. We will look at some of the results of the Tweetolectology project, which has been mapping linguistic variation across various countries, with case studies from Welsh, English and Haitian Creole framed around key research or methodological issues of broad general interest.

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