Thursday, 27 November 2014

Poetry Words

Some interesting findings from this simple frequency-count project:

The simple, human-experience words are striking; but also the fact about the frequency in poems of words unique in the corpus.

Wednesday, 26 November 2014

Colour Words Research

Amazing visualisation of research comparing English and Chinese words for colour. Interesting for the way they break down and classify the words, and very beautifully presented. 

Tuesday, 11 November 2014

Twitter search and analytics

Great find from A2 student Jess: this site enables you to search Tweets and other social media posts, and gives automated graphs of changes in usage over time. Great tool to gather language data, though remember that you need to do the thinking and choose your searches very carefully -- and this stream of data is always-changing.