Word-Chaser
 
 
*(with Kyveli Vezani)
 
 

 

"Word-Chaser" is an interactive online application, that tracks, follows and

 
 
maps the evolution of new coined words and phrases from their early stage to
 
 

their global spread.

 

 
 

click on the image to go to word-chaser.com

 
     
 
"Word-Chaser" is an ongoing project
 
 
We ask users to submit instances when they hear a new word (not new to them,
 
 
but new to the language), and the place where they heard the word. The end
 
  result will be an interactive, evolving map that visualizes how the use of  
  new words or phrases spread from one place to another. As language is a  
  reflection of the cultural zeitgeist, we are hoping that word chaser will be  
  not only a linguistic tool that helps trace the etymology of new words, but  
  also a description of the cultural character of different neighborhoods.