Aye or naw, whit dae ye hink? Scottish independence and linguistic identity on social media

  title={Aye or naw, whit dae ye hink? Scottish independence and linguistic identity on social media},
  author={Sharon Goldwater and Philippa Shoemark and Debnil Sur and Luke Shrimpton and Iain Murray},
Political surveys have indicated a relationship between a sense of Scottish identity and voting decisions in the 2014 Scottish Independence Referendum. Identity is often reflected in language use, suggesting the intuitive hypothesis that individuals who support Scottish independence are more likely to use distinctively Scottish words than those who oppose it. In the first large-scale study of sociolinguistic variation on social media in the UK, we identify distinctively Scottish terms in a data… CONTINUE READING

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