[lg policy] US: The Language of the State of the Union

Francis Hult francis.hult at englund.lu.se
Mon Jan 19 15:22:27 UTC 2015


The Atlantic



The Language of the State of the Union



Since 1790, every president has made an annual report to Congress, highlighting the challenges and opportunities facing the nation. Presidents from Jefferson to Taft dispatched lengthy written addresses; since Wilson, most have emulated Washington’s example and delivered shorter remarks in person. Using the Bookworm platform for text analysis, we’ve combed through the full texts of all 224 State of the Union addresses and ranked the frequency with which each president used each word.



Full story:
http://www.theatlantic.com/features/archive/2015/01/the-language-of-the-state-of-the-union/384575/?google_editors_picks=true
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