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Computational Paremiology: Charting the temporal, ecological dynamics of proverb use in books, news articles, and tweets [article]

E. Davis, C. M. Danforth, W. Mieder, P. S. Dodds
2021 arXiv   pre-print
Here, we measure temporal changes in the relevance of proverbs within three corpora, differing in kind, scale, and time frame: Millions of books over centuries; hundreds of millions of news articles over  ...  We find that proverbs present heavy-tailed frequency-of-usage rank distributions in each venue; exhibit trends reflecting the cultural dynamics of the eras covered; and have evolved into contemporary forms  ...  The authors are grateful for the computing resources provided by the Vermont Advanced Computing Core which was supported in part by NSF award No.  ... 
arXiv:2107.04929v1 fatcat:2c7zzjvzdbfath2rypbpo3ts6u

Cultural Sustainability American Folklore Society Officers for 2013 American Folklore Society Staff American Folklore Society

Diane Goldstein, Ann Michael, Williams, Brent Björkman, Maria Gambliel, Idaho David, Todd Lawrence, Solimar Otero, Norman Leonard, Primiano, Carolyn Ware, Juwen Zhang (+17 others)
2013 Annual Meeting Program and Abstracts Omni Providence Hotel   unpublished
Proverbs Working Group) The Use of African Proverbs in Bantu Ritual Ceremonies.  ...  In the age of the periodic press, when audiences demand daily news and "new" entertainment, how do proverbs and proverb plays figure into literary and cultural debates about the very notion of originality  ...