Buchrezension: “Die geheimen Muster der Sprache”

Als Linguistin und Krimiliebhaberin war ich sehr gespannt über die Veröffentlichung eines neuen Buches über forensische Linguistik! Diese Teildisziplin der Linguistik beschäftigt sich mit geschriebener Sprache im Zusammenhang von kriminalistischen Fragestellungen und Ermittlungen, zum Beispiel Erpressung oder Drohungen in anonymen Briefen und E-Mails. Solche Fälle landen auf dem Tisch von Patrick Rottler und Leo Martin,... Continue Reading →

Book review: Invisible Women

"Most of recorded human history is one big data gap." In her book Invisible Women, Caroline Criado Perez illustrates with tenths of real-world examples and scientific studies how women are being discriminated against in all areas of everyday life: from housing and public transport planning, to cars and smartphones design and, maybe most obviously, healthcare... Continue Reading →

Data Science books to read during lockdown

If you're reading this post around its publishing date in April 2020, chances are you're at home, responsibly isolating yourself amid COVID-19 curfews around the world. What a better time than now to read actual books on data-related topics, that you've been postponing for too long in favor of short articles... To give you some... Continue Reading →

Zum Weltbuchtag 2020: Sterben deutsche Bibliotheken aus?

Am 23. April 2020 feiern alle Bücherwürmer den Welttag des Buches! Letztes Jahr habe ich zu diesem Anlass eine Infografik zum Stand der Buchproduktion in Österreich erstellt. Dieses Jahr liegt mein Fokus auf der Situation der Bibliotheken in Deutschland. Auf der Webseite des Statistischen Bundesamtes habe ich Daten zu Haupt- und Zweigstellen der Bibliotheken in... Continue Reading →

Goodreads Reading Challenge 2019

As the year is almost over, it’s time to review my one and only resolution that I've been sticking to for the past four years: the Goodreads Reading Challenge. For 2019 I set quite a reasonable goal of reading 24 books, an average of two per month. To combine my love for literature and data... Continue Reading →

Insights from my 6 years of data on goodreads

Goodreads is an amazing platform for tracking and organizing your reading, discovering new books, and sharing reviews or recommandations with friends. I downloaded my library (from My Books > Tools > Import and Export > Export Library), which included the book titles, authors' names, publishing year, number of pages, the average book rating on goodreads... Continue Reading →

Books written by autists

There are hundreds of books about ASD and the personality of people on the spectrum, mainly written by psychologists, doctors, scientists, or parents. But the most insightful experiences can only be described by autists themselves. Their compelling accounts, in the form of autobiographies, poems, or fictional stories, reveal creative minds, but also struggles with relationships,... Continue Reading →

Xenolinguistics by D.R.Slattery

In Xenolinguistics, Diana Reed Slattery mixes research on language, psychedelics, and consciousness in a trippy cocktail which will warp your mind like the characters of Glide, the symbolic language she "downloaded" in an altered state of consciousness. Among the topics discussed in the book are psychonautic practices, the concept of reality and extended perception, neurophenomenology, (un)natural languages, and their... Continue Reading →

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