"Colorless green ideas sleep furiously." -- Chomsky
"Don't talk about syntax at parties; people will walk away from you." -- Rubin
Monday, April 21, 2008
Corpus Linguistics at its best
I just found about the Facebook feature called Facebook Lexicon (warning: you'll have to be logged into Facebook for this link to work). It's a search feature that counts the number of times certain words occur on walls all over Facebook. I daresay the great majority of those Facebook users out there who are using Lexicon don't even know they're doing corpus linguistics! Tee hee!