Apple App Store purchases and region/country settings
I download a lot apps and software. I used to download and try everything just to know what is out there for any specific task. In the old days I had tried all the browsers for Windows. You name it I’ve tried it. Netscape, Opera, Explorer, Firefox. Unless you try them all you can’t say…
What is the difference between an “app” and a “program”?
Typically it is best to think programs and apps as the same thing with different names, just like cyclones, hurricanes and typhoons which technically these three storms are the same thing. So an app and program are just the same thing with different names. In common usage though you will never call a something running…
AntWordProfiler short review
I have been playing with Laurence Anthony’s AntWordProfiler for a bit now. It is a corpus linguistic tool to “profile” coverage of texts in terms of comprehensibility particularly for reading in a second language. To understand how it works one must understand its predecessor Range by Paul Nation. Paul Nation is a researcher in Vocabulary…
A copy of AntConc (Laurence Anthony’s excellent corpus linguistic program) can be obtained from: http://www.antlab.sci.waseda.ac.jp/antconc_index.html. [Update] And here is my short tutorial on how to use it.
How to make a frequency word list in AntConc
First open some files. To make a word list: load files; click on the ‘Word List’ tab, and; click ‘Start’. The list in ordered by most frequent first. Types with the same frequency are ordered alphabetically within. Total number of types and tokens are shown between the tabs and work window.