2 April 2019
The advent of online social services coupled with GPS-enabled smartphones resulted in the accumulation of massive amounts of data documenting our individual and social behavior. Using sources such as Twitter, Wikipedia, Google Books and others, this talk will present how languages are used across both time and space. In particular, we will analyze how language dialects can be defined based on how they are used in the real world. We will also analyze how English usage changes from place to place and over time and how languages can be used to identify communities within the urban environment.