Exploring the linguistic landscape of geotagged social media content in urban environments

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Hiippala , T , Hausmann , A , Tenkanen , H & Toivonen , T 2019 , ' Exploring the linguistic landscape of geotagged social media content in urban environments ' , Digital scholarship in the humanities , vol. 34 , no. 2 , pp. 290-309 . https://doi.org/10.1093/llc/fqy049

Title: Exploring the linguistic landscape of geotagged social media content in urban environments
Author: Hiippala, Tuomo; Hausmann, Anna; Tenkanen, Henrikki; Toivonen, Tuuli
Contributor organization: English Philology
Helsinki Institute of Sustainability Science (HELSUS)
Digital Geography Lab
Department of Languages
Department of Geosciences and Geography
Date: 2019-06
Language: eng
Number of pages: 20
Belongs to series: Digital scholarship in the humanities
ISSN: 2055-7671
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1093/llc/fqy049
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10138/297715
Abstract: This article explores the linguistic landscape of social media posts associated with specific geographic locations using computational methods. Because physical and virtual spaces have become increasingly intertwined due to location-aware mobile devices, we propose extending the concept of linguistic landscape to cover both physical and virtual environments. To cope with the high volume of social media data, we adopt computational methods for studying the richness and diversity of the virtual linguistic landscape, namely, automatic language identification and topic modelling, together with diversity indices commonly used in ecology and information sciences. We illustrate the proposed approach in a case study covering nearly 120,000 posts uploaded on Instagram over 4.5 years at the Senate Square in Helsinki, Finland. Our analysis reveals the richness and diversity of the virtual linguistic landscape, which is also shown to be susceptible to continuous change.
Subject: 6121 Languages
Peer reviewed: Yes
Rights: cc_by
Usage restriction: openAccess
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