Temple Contemporary using language game to explore accents

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Linguist William Labov is a pioneer in mathematically quantifying regional accents, and mapping their trends. He can show his research in maps, charts and graphs. The Temple Contemporary gallery at the Tyler School of Art used Labov's research to create an electronic game, the LingoTron 2000. Users pick one of 12 soundbites and try to match the sound with its city of origin. It’s become one of the gallery's more popular attractions.