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Linguistics, Forensics, and J. K. Rowling

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Ben Zimmer talks about the surprising linguistic science behind the revelation that J.K. Rowling wrote the crime novel The Cuckoo's Calling under a pen name. Zimmer is the Wall Street Journal language columnist and executive producer of Vocabulary.com.

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Ben Zimmer

Comments [2]

Amy from Manhattan

Drone bees don't work for the queen, or at all--that's why they're called drones. The equally aptly named worker bees do the work.

Jul. 23 2013 01:26 PM
Jerry from UES

Could this technology be used for "if you like this, you might like this" technology on Amazon and Netflix? Linking similar writers/artists?

Jul. 23 2013 01:17 PM

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