June 08, 2017

CMU Research Finds Regional Dialects are Alive and Well on Twitter

Slang Terms Like Y'all, Yinz, Koo, Coo and Suttin Predict Location of Tweet Authors. Microbloggers may think they're interacting in one big Twitterverse, but researchers, Jacob EisensteinEric XingNoah Smith and Brendan O'Connor, at Carnegie Mellon University's School of Computer Science find that regional slang and dialects are as evident in tweets as they are in everyday conversations.  NPR interview News Release