1. Language change and culture

Outcome

Take seven words from the entire period 1810-2009 and show how the history of that word gives insights into historical, societal, and cultural shifts in the US

Resources


SAMPLE PROJECT


Remember (for this and future projects) that to add a link to a query that you've done in the corpus, you do the following:

1. Click on "History" under your username in the upper right-hand corner of the screen.

2. Right click on the entry that refers to the query that you want to link to (use SHARE LINK), and choose "Copy Shortcut" or "Copy Link Location"

3. In Google Sites, highlight the word or phrase that users will click on to do the query, select "Insert / Link", choose "Web Address", and then paste the URL.


Each student will take the words for seven different years. If I already did the year here, then please don't choose that year as well.

FORMAT: Your web page should look more or less like my sample one here -- table format, same columns, types of info, about the same length, etc. In the web page, you'll cover the following topics (but again, make it look like the sample project):

  1. What is the cultural importance of the word? (Summarize what is in the book in 1-2 sentences)

  2. Is the first occurrence in Google Books and COHA before or after the data given in America in So Many Words ?

  3. Is the first occurrence in Google Books and COHA before or after the data given in the Oxford English Dictionary?

  4. What has the history of the word been since the year given in the book, in terms of frequency? (1-2 sentences is fine)

Student

Years (choose 7 of 9)

Allen, Harrison 1811 1832 1853 1874 1895 1916 1937 1958 1979
Chhay, Matthew 1812 1833 1854 1875 1896 1917 1938 1959 1980
Christensen, Kathryn 1813 1834 1855 1876 1897 1918 1939 1960 1981
Chudleigh, Hannah 1814 1835 1856 1877 1898 1919 1940 1961 1982
Clayton, Shanna 1815 1836 1857 1878 1899 1920 1941 1962 1983
Cole, Tiana 1816 1837 1858 1879 1900 1921 1942 1963 1984
Elders, Bradley 1817 1838 1859 1880 1901 1922 1943 1964 1985
Escamilla, Olimpia 1818 1839 1860 1881 1902 1923 1944 1965 1986
Ferrin, Lee 1819 1840 1861 1882 1903 1924 1945 1966 1987
Garcia, Hillary 1820 1841 1862 1883 1904 1925 1946 1967 1988
Hailstone, Bethany 1821 1842 1863 1884 1905 1926 1947 1968 1989
Merrill, Jessica 1822 1843 1864 1885 1906 1927 1948 1969 1990
Nielsen, Hilary 1823 1844 1865 1886 1907 1928 1949 1970 1991
Prochelo, Lauren 1824 1845 1866 1887 1908 1929 1950 1971 1992