While finding my way around WordPress blogs I came across this competition where you try to read as much as possible in your target languages. Naturally I signed up.
I found this page when looking for things on vocabulary density – something of relevance for reading books designed for language learners. The guy who wrote it is also interesting, in that he has a non-traditional career path into academia.
He shows his analysis is of ~2000 Gutenberg texts based on vocabulary – the kind of thing I like to muck around with. It is “unpublished” work, so lacks a few things, like references and axis labels, making it less useful than it otherwise might be.
I decided to split my creative blog, as the language geekery probably doesn’t belong in my Sandra Bogerd blog. So in here I’ll muse about language stuff and report on the progress of my life-long Gnomeville comic book project.