Date: Mon, 14 Oct 1996 10:59:48 +0900
From: Daniel Long dlong[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]JOHO.OSAKA-SHOIN.AC.JP
Subject: Re: Student Q: pop/soda/coke/cola
As you have apparently discovered now, they do use funny words for cokes (pop, soda, etc.) in
parts of the US that speak with an accent (i.e. anywhere but the south).
Simonie Hodges wrote:
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