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Dialectal Differences Apparent in Tweets

mathias | January 11, 2011

Digital language use varies not only by domain (hacker culture, chat room attendees, etc.), but also by geography, most easily observable on the popular social-media site Twitter, as verified by a recent study. Some conventions are orthographical, others correspond to dialect and cultures. For instance, in New York, normal ‘u’ (you) is often seen cutesy [...]

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