Donald Trump’s tweets analysed in Text Inspector
(as tweeted by…… Donald Trump himself)
Why analyse Donald Trump’s tweets?
a) because they’re there
b) because it’s fun
c) because he is (allegedly) leader of the western world so what he says is (allegedly) important.
What does the analysis show? (See below for full results)
-Overall, the level of the language in his Tweets, mainly based on his vocabulary, is at C1 on the CEFR, equivalent to an Upper Intermediate student’s writing.
-He scores low on Lexical Diversity because he tends to use the same words lots and lots and lots of times (“fake news” “biased” “great”).
Develop your vocabulary, Donald!
His Tweets show an ease of Readability because on Twitter people tend to use short sentences.
He scores very low on Propositional Density in terms of Verbs, because in Twitter it is common to pack a tweet with nouns, and have fewer verbs.
He scores reasonably highly in terms of Lexical Sophistication mainly because he uses a lot of complex vocabulary with several syllables, and words which are of lower frequency in written texts.
For example, below are some of the words of lower frequency he uses a lot, as analysed by the Corpus of Contemporary American English (COCA) tool on TextInspector.com
Basic Statistics for all the tweets were: