The Rhythm of Names

One of the fundamental properties of English prosody is a preference for alternations between strong and weak beats. This preference for rhythmic alternation is expressed in several ways: Stress patterns in polysyllabic words like “testimony” and “obligatory” – as well … Continue reading

Sentiment Analysis of Surnames

Sentiment analysis is typically applied to connected text such as product reviews. However, it can also be extended to names, potentially delivering rich insights into psychology and culture. Globally and historically, names hold important familial, cultural, and religious significance. The … Continue reading