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    Ted Underwood, an English professor, says he "stumbled over" the surprising linguistic divide between literary and nonliterary prose through data mining.

    Ted Underwood, an English professor, says he "stumbled over" the surprising linguistic divide between literary and nonliterary prose through data mining.

    Photo by L. Brian Stauffer

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      Ted Underwood, an English professor, says he "stumbled over" the surprising linguistic divide between literary and nonliterary prose through data mining.

      Photo by L. Brian Stauffer

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      This graph shows a sharp increase in the use of "informal" Old English words in literary writing after 1800.

      Graph by Ted Underwood

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