The best books about how human language works

Jan 29, 2024 by

Do you like to read? Would you like some great book recommendations? Then check out Shepherd.com: here are my book recommendations, and there are recommendations by other book authors as well. Happy reading!...

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Global Patterns in Health Infrastructure and Personnel Distribution

Nov 26, 2016 by

[This post was originally published in April 2013.] The recently published World Economic Forum report on global travel and tourism competitiveness contains a wealth of data that is significant beyond just tourism. Several data sets...

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The Diacritics Affair

Oct 19, 2016 by

[This is a guest post, written by Roger Fernàndez from Barcelona, Spain] Can a few simple accents become the center of a controversy that occupy headlines? In Catalonia, yes. Catalan is the language of this northeast Spain region,...

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Mapping Honesty and Property Crime

Sep 18, 2016 by

[This post was originally published in October 2013] Honesty, like other personality traits, is notoriously difficult to test, let alone map. A rather ingenious new study attempted to measure honesty in an unusual way. Instead of...

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The Geography of Sin

Sep 18, 2016 by

[This post was originally published in February 2012] As discussed in earlier posts, abstract concepts such as personality or happiness can be mapped. A few years ago, geographers from Kansas State University tried to map the spatial...

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The Geography of Happiness—According to Twitter

Sep 18, 2016 by

[This post was originally published in March 2013] A recent study, conducted by researchers at the University of Vermont, once again looked into the question of where happy people live. Previous studies on the geography of...

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Problems with “Geography of Personality” Research

Sep 18, 2016 by

[This post was originally published in November 2012] While research on the geography of personality, such as the 2008 study by Rentfrow and colleagues, published in Perspectives on Psychological Science and described in the previous...

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