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Millions of people around the world take part in large-scale group discussions on the internet. These discussions have been likened to very large-scale conversations. We might wonder, therefore, whether the same kinds of gender differences exist in computer-mediated discussions as have been noted in face-to-face discussions.
When writing his screenplay for the film Lincoln , playwright Tony Kushner used his copy of the Oxford English Dictionary to check for possible anachronisms , seeking to impart the flavor of 19th-century English to the script. How much has the vocabulary of English changed since Abraham Lincoln ’s presidency? About 25% of the OED ’s entries are for words which entered the English language after Lincoln delivered the Gettysburg Address , including racism (1926) , leftist (1924) , and boycott (1880).
My favorite moment of the 2012 presidential debates came at the beginning of the final confrontation Monday night.
Sample text for determining readability index Flesch-Kincaid Formula This is a US Government Department of Defense standard test (i) Calculate L, the average sentence length (number of words ÷ number of sentences).
Founded in 2006, Twitter is the online social networking service that allows its users to communicate via text-based messages of up to 140 characters, known as ‘tweets’.
would a boy have been shown with flowers in the 1970s?
Fiske's Discs This is a sample of writing by a pop music columnist in 1973. What features of his writing are self-consciously fashionable?
I have been reading a book on the development of the English language recently and I’ve become fascinated with the idea of word etymology — the study of words and their origins.