Soda, Pop, or Coke: Maps of Regional Dialect Variation in the United States

Maps of regional dialect variation in the US

Soda, pop, or Coke

North Carolina State University statistics PhD student Joshua Katz created a fascinating series of maps that visualize regional variations in American English in the lower 48 states. Part of a research project entitled “Beyond ‘Soda, Pop, or Coke:’ Regional Dialect Variation in the Continental US,” the maps focus on terms that vary widely around the country, such as the general term for a carbonated beverage, and the term used to address two or more people. The maps are based on a national survey that was conducted by Bert Vaux at the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee.

Maps of regional dialect variation in the US

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