October 4, 2004

Disfluent false starts  

1. If you care at all about social science methodology, here's a surprisingly readable article about the underlying mathematical problems when people talk about the effect the death penalty has on homicide rates.

2. The New York Times supplies a great introduction to literary life on the web. They fail to mention NaNoWriMo, which is gearing up for another run with a shiny new website, but maybe that doesn't constitute "literary life" in their view...

3. The folks over at Language Log are sure doing their part to clarify last week's debate. They've peformed various analyses of the transcript and brought their linguistic expertise to some of the rumors you may have been wondering about. For those who would try this at home, Cameron Marlow (via Taegan Goddard) has some tools you can use.


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