Word Ways


In 1969, The Bard met The Computer, resulting in The Harvard Concordance to Shakespeare by marvin Spevack, a 1600-page book with very large pages and very small type, cataloguing the 884,647 words of Will's written corpus, from A to ZWAGGER'D. Excepting the 43 most frequently used words (THE, AND, I, etc.), every single use of every single word is listed, with the line or context in which it appears. The number of times each word is used is also tabulated. I do not doubt this revolutionized the study of Shakespeare, but I am not aware of a logological appreciation.