Àngel J. Gallego Bartolomé Filología Española Jersey Ro

‘Mapping linguistic variation on the Internet (PROVAIN)’

Grants for research teams

Digital Humanities


The goal of this project is to explore the use of the geographical information provided by social networks like Twitter to characterize the dialectal variation of Spanish, the world language with the second largest number of native speakers after Mandarin Chinese (over 500 million, according to the Instituto Cervantes), and validate the hypothesized existence of dialectal variants (“supra-dialects”).