Friday, 29 August 2014

Trees of English and Architecture

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:

Friday, 8 August 2014

Research into male and female language

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.