Graph the popularity of words over time with Ngram Viewer

Tom Zurinskas truespel at HOTMAIL.COM
Tue Dec 24 15:33:18 UTC 2013

See the popularity of terms rise and fall over time.  From   funknet at 
   Original post  "... For those of you who have not yet become addicted to the Ngram Viewer, it plots the token frequency of words and word strings over time in the books in Google Books. If you separate words by commas, you can plot the token frequencies of multiple strings on a single graph. ..."
A reply "...This is FUN!  I have looked at so many things already, trying to keep them 
unambiguous (which is the hard part). So far the most interesting to me is 
the parallel rise of "psycholinguistics" and "sociolinguistics" until the 
late 1970s. After that, psycholinguistics took a dive, and 
sociolinguistics has held steady or risen a bit (I don't know the sample 
size, but assume it's big enough that any apparent difference is likely to 
be statistically significant). The crossover for psycho/sociolinguistics 
came around 1982."

Merry Christmas    ~~Mairee Krismis~~

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