While reading Google News, I came across an article on a dialect survey. It covers the American dialect with 105 questions ranging in how to say a word to what word you use for a specific item, event, or activity.
An example is pop versus soda versus coke versus tonic versus, well, the list goes on and on. Another example is word used for local rail system to move people within a city and yet another rubber soled shoes, which as many know here I really love to wear.
News articles are:
The article itself:
- Beyond “Soda, Pop, or Coke”
Regional Dialect Variation in the Continental US
- Poster for the article titled "Beyond "Soda, Pop, or Coke"; Regional Dialect Variation in the Continental US; Joshua Katz, NC State University -- Spring 2013". NOTE: This poster is using the PNG format.
Survey results are:
- Dialect Survey Results; NC State University
- Dialect Survey Maps and Results These are the dialect maps, displaying what terms and pronunciations are used, and where they are used for all 105 questions.
- Aggregate Dialect Difference
Survey results for sneakers (plimsolls), "tennis shoes", etc:
- 73. What is your *general* term for the rubber-soled shoes worn in gym class, for athletic activities, etc.?
- Also choose question #73 in the drop down of: Dialect Survey Results