SV+VS / Language Personality Test (series)
Language Personality Test (series) is presented as part of our Guest Curator Exhibition - SV+VS (Sonifying Visuals / Visualizing Sound) curated by Yoon C Han.
This is part of an ongoing series in which I explore how cultural difference is manifested in language by using custom software to analyze various written texts. While comparing Korean news articles and their English translations, I discovered that the Korean used proportionally more verbs than nouns, whereas the English were opposite and used more nouns. Languages which use a higher proportion of verbs, I call active languages, conversely those with lower I call passive languages. I am interested in using this and other metrics to conduct what I call language personality tests.
Our Guest Curator Exhibition is supported by a generous grant from the Carl and Marilynn Thoma Art Foundation.