We conducted a survey asking scholars (a) to divide a map of Kentucky into 5 or 6 regions, (b) to indicate which region they call home, (c) to rate on a scale of 1 to 10 how ‘correct’ or ‘pleasant’ they think the speech in each region is, and (d) to note how confident they are of that rating. We are in the process of coding the data and figuring out different ways to extract information from them.

Click here for a poster summarizing some of our results (as of July 27, 2012).

The GSP Research Club is (alphabetically): Eric Baković, Elysha Calhoun, Clay Edwins, Alex Gray, Kelly Millay, John Nolan, Chaucey Slagel, and Grant Sparks.