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New York Times Chronicle

Counting Names and Phrases in the Times The New York Times Chronicle is a new resource for “visualizing language usage in New York Times news coverage throughout its history,” which began in 1851. Enter a word or phrase and it will appear as a colored line on a graph showing the percentage of articles it appeared in from 1851 to the present. You can search several words or phrases sequentially and each one will appear in […]

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WordCount

About http://number27.org/wordcount Was not working April 24 2020     Another fabulous gem from the UK. WordCount is a ranking of the 86,800 most used words in the English language by frequency of use. Presented in the same format as a timeline—a beautiful timeline. Very minimalist and elegant. Perfectly simple. The design itself is worth the effort. You can also use it to analyze the vocabulary on your site—are the words you […]

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WordCount: How Many Times Is a Word Used?

Another fabulous gem from the UK. WordCount is a ranking of the 86,800 most used words in the English language by frequency of use. Presented in the same format as a timeline—a beautiful timeline. Very minimalist and elegant. The design itself is worth the effort. From the site: WordCount data currently comes from the British National Corpus (BNC), a 100 million word collection of samples of written and spoken language from a […]

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