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Expression of emotion in books declined during 20th century, study finds – News releases – News – The University of Sheffield

Expression of emotion in books declined during 20th century, study finds – News releases – News – The University of Sheffield We report here trends in the usage of “mood” words, that is, words carrying emotional content, in 20th century English language books, using the data set provided by Google that includes word frequencies in roughly 4% of all books published up to the year 2008. We find evidence for distinct historical periods of positive…

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