Monday, September 2, 2013

Legal Academics and Adjectives

Over at Tax Prof Blog, Paul Caron has an interesting post on a study of the proportion of adjectives and adverbs in various types of academic writing.  In Cluttered Writing: Adjectives and Adverbs in AcademiaAdam Okulicz-Kozaryn studied around 1000 papers, across disciplines, to identify adjective and adverb density.   If Stephen King's maxim that "the road to hell is paved with adverbs" is true, legal scholars may be in trouble.  From the post:

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This study is an embarrassment, and you should not be publicizing it. See: http://languagelog.ldc.upenn.edu/nll/?p=6545#more-6545

Posted by: Bobo Linq | Sep 3, 2013 8:17:29 PM

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