Friday, 4 November 2011

Twitterology




In an intriguing study, linguists are using tweets to discover trends in modern day language. The unique pattern of elliptical expressions on Twitter has made it a hot-shot for linguists. This fascinating experiment is a paradigm of how a social networking website could become an implement for modern day linguists. Unlike Facebook, where many forms of expressions are used Twitter offers studies on lexicons because of its restrain on words. You can read an interesting article by David Bamman here.