James W. Pennebaker


Rick’s Diction

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Choice Words

How We Talk When We Talk About Politics

The ways people use words can say a lot about them. Particularly revealing are the most common-yet often invisible-words, called “function” or “junk” words. Function words include pronouns (I, you, it), prepositions (to, for, of), articles (a, an, the), auxiliary … Read More