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In recent years apps have become as common as, well, cellular telephones.  Once used by only a small group of people, apps are now ubiquitous and their function and use is growing daily. App, short for “application”, is a small piece of software designed to be used on portable devices such as smartphones and tablet […]

Changes in English with COCA

Looking at recent changes in English with the Corpus of Contemporary American English (COCA) Mark Davies Brigham Young University Perhaps one of the most interesting uses of large online corpora is their ability to help us look at current, ongoing changes in a given language. In this paper, we will briefly discuss and give examples […]