Wondering if you're more CHI or
my quiz to see which you are!
Motivation for the study
The famous Route 66 has associated with it some great stories and
people. The Beats and Jack Kerouac made it somewhat of a legend with
their stories of the open road. The song "(Get Your Kicks On) Route
66" celebrated the romantic idea and freedom that came with the
availability of cars and the adventure they brought. Listen to it
But Route 66
didn't wind its way across the whole country: it all started with
the 300 mile stretch between Chicago and St. Louis. Like the Erie Canal
and the Oregon Trail, Route 66 opened up a good chunk of the United States.
Goal of the Study
We are talking to people about how Americans communicate with each
other. People across the country are talking to each other more and
more, and at the same time we know that local accents are getting
more different, in spite of the fact that we all watch the same TV
programs. We want to find out how people talk in each region of the
country and whether local ways of talking are changing in any
of some questions asked, although they wouldn't necessarily be
asked by each interviewer.
How to Participate
Are you from the area along I-55 between Chicago and St. Louis?
Then add telsur.friedman as a skype contact or
If you're not from the area, please forward this page or this email onto people who
are from the area. A conversation would be very short and not
intrusive. We encourage people to only answer questions they feel
comfortable with and no names will be used. Thanks for helping out!