Cat-related Keywords and Platforms: The Excel Sheets
Where do cat afficionados use which feline-inspired words?Here’s a roundup – based on the surveys I did for my book “Purrieties of Language: How We Talk about Cats Online” (due out in February 2023). Or put differently, the analysis of all the words collected for cat-related keywords has produced long lists of words.
In dialectology and lexicology, we want to record all the different words, forms, spellings, and the like because we find them interesting. Now all those list of words usually take up a lot of space and are perhaps not reader friendly but (and that is a big ‘but’) we want to provide them for anyone who would like to check out the various words and the locations they occurred in. In teh cat-related digital spaces, the locations are not geographic but digital: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube.
While the words and locations are in the Appendix in the book, I am including the Excel file with the data. The first sheet is raw data, and the other sheets are Pivot tables for the keywords PAW, MEOW, PURR, CAT, FLOOF/FLUFF. Depending on the direction in which the Pivot tables are created, we get either the each individual form and the platform the form occurs on a list of forms for each platform.
Feel free to download the data for your own research, but please refer the my book when you use my data.