Grammar Girl on corpora

Joel S. Berson Berson at ATT.NET
Sat Nov 5 16:43:34 UTC 2011

At 10/28/2011 04:50 PM, Neal Whitman wrote:
>Grammar Girl's current episode gives some good tips for newbies on
>how to use the Google Books and BYU corpora, with a nice shout-out
>to Victor Steinbok:

Why does Grammar Girl start her analysis at 1800?  She writes "the
Ngram Viewer lets you search those words, and it makes graphs of how
often your search terms appeared over time starting around 1800."
Ngram goes back earlier.

On the long s, Grammar girl writes ""It's never made enough of a
difference to matter in my searches".  It surely makes a difference
for many of the searches ADS-Lers do.  (And I'm disappointed she
didn't use as her example "suck".)


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