Date: Sun, 13 Oct 1996 17:52:30 PST
From: Simonie Hodges sjhodges[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]CCGATE.HAC.COM
Subject: Student Q: pop/soda/coke/cola
I am a first year Computational Linguistics graduate student at Georgetown
University, starting my first project/paper, which I have chosen to be about
North American isoglosses for sweet carbonated beverages. In particular, I was
considering following Labov's study on "sandwich" and drawing inferences between
the two, possibly even taking cues from his methods of research.
I have discovered that this is a classic dialectology issue, and was wondering
if I could get suggestions from this list on applicable resources, methods of
study/research and how I could involve the Web and/or general computing in this
topic. I have seen in the archives, discussions on range/stove, icebox/
refrigerator, green beans/string beans, etc., so if someone on the list could
point me to a particular archive on soda/pop, that would be most helpful.
This is only about a 15 page paper, and is due at the end of the semester, so
although I know I could spend much more time on it, I probably need to keep a
narrow scope in mind. If necessary, perhaps I could expand upon it in future
Thanks for any help in advance.
simonie[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]mitchell.hitc.com
hodgessj[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]gusun.georgetown.edu
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