This is a 10-minute demo of a web-based game I’ve been thinking about. At its heart, it is a concordancer, but the game is also a repeatable, user-directed tool that could be used to study many interesting linguistic structures. It could be used in any language and in other, non-linguistic disciplines. I’ve also incorporated crowdsourcing and social networking to make it more useful and more fun. And it’s so simple, it just might work.
Don’t believe me? Too good to be true? Perhaps. Watch the demo and decide for yourself. Then, share your reaction in the comments.