Talking the Talk but Not Walking the Walk: Exploring the Influence of Veganism and Legal Proceedings on Linguistic Practices in English (research poster)

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Title

Talking the Talk but Not Walking the Walk: Exploring the Influence of Veganism and Legal Proceedings on Linguistic Practices in English (research poster)

Description

Is the plant-based food movement changing our language? This study used the News On the Web corpus to investigate whether legislation to replace terms such as ‘soy milk’ or ‘veggie burger’ with ‘plant-based beverage’ or ‘veggie disc’ is effective. Spoiler alert: it’s not! People still rave about ‘vegan cheese’ rather than ‘soya slices’.

Savannah Gorbahn is a student in the Bachelor of Arts in Translation program. This project was created as part of the 2020 Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program.

Creator

Gorbahn, Savannah
Bowker, Lynne (supervisor)

Date

2020

Language

English

Identifier

UO-DHN-UROP-Gorbahn,Savannah

Coverage

Created in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

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Citation

Gorbahn, Savannah and Bowker, Lynne (supervisor), “Talking the Talk but Not Walking the Walk: Exploring the Influence of Veganism and Legal Proceedings on Linguistic Practices in English (research poster),” Digitial Humanities @ uOttawa, accessed October 19, 2020, http://biblio.uottawa.ca/omeka2/arts-digital-humanities/items/show/136.