The aim here is to illustrate the branching history of architecture and its roots; but the comparison to the history and development of English is interesting too, and I like their diagram. :)
A more English-focused version of the same thing can be found here: http://www.richardgilbert.ca/achart/public_html/articles/publications/words.htm
Friday, 29 August 2014
Friday, 8 August 2014
This Language Log post collects some interesting statistics from a couple of corpus studies into the empirical differences between male and female language use. The caveat at the end about the culturally bound, public-space construction of appearances -- rather than any 'natural' differences -- is important to note.