Reply to Garcia et al.: Common mistakes in measuring frequency-dependent word characteristics
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, Volume 112, Issue 23, 2015, Pages E2984-E2985.
The concerns expressed by Garcia et al. (1) are misplaced due to a range of misconceptions about word usage frequency, word rank, and expert-constructed word lists such as LIWC (Linguist Inquiry and Word Count) (2). We provide a complete response in our paper's online appendices (3). Garcia et al. (1) suggest that the set of function word...More
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