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Tue, Feb. 20th, 2007, 09:07 am
A=B=Crazy

tags:mental health, writing, howto, linguistics

A=B=Crazy

50+ years of research support the relationship between how often a person uses the sentence structure ''noun (form of verb ''to be'') noun'' and their degree of psychological maladjustment.


Linguists call this sentence structure the "Is of Identity" - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/E-Prime explains it. Here's an online tool that inspects text for this sentence structure - http://www.manifestation.com/neurotoys/eprime.pl

Tell me what you think of the usefulness of this tool.


Basil White

Wed, Feb. 21st, 2007 06:19 am (UTC)
mcoletti

Wikipedia linky broken.

Wed, Feb. 21st, 2007 06:31 am (UTC)
mcoletti

Here it's repaired.

*nyuck* *nyuck* *nyuck*

Thu, Feb. 22nd, 2007 12:24 am (UTC)
basilwhite

Thanks for the catch. Also playing over at http://www.e-prime.com/

Thu, Feb. 22nd, 2007 12:37 am (UTC)
basilwhite: Alfred Korzybski's Science & Sanity for FREE

I bought Alfred Korzybski's Science & Sanity, but here's a link to it for FREE:

http://www.esgs.org/uk/art/sands.htm