Listen to Lexicon Valley Episode No. 14: “By Their Words You Shall Know Them.” Subscribe in iTunes ∙ RSS feed ∙ Download ∙ Play in another tab Is it possible that your writing style is identifiably unique? In the late 1800s, a Polish philosopher named Wincenty Lutosławski imagined a “future science of stylometry,”…
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Lexicon Valley: resolving authorship controversies in the federalist papers and the wizard of oz - Slate Magazine
Does Scrabble in fact celebrate language? Or does it merely reduce English to a set of mathematical symbols and probability calculations? In the final episode of our first series of Lexicon Valley podcasts, I talk to Word Freak author and competitive Scrabble player Stefan Fatsis about how a math game disguised as a word game nevertheless unlocks the essential beauty of the English language.