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Watch the OCP rock Google’s ngram viewer

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Thanks to Zach Warren for pointing me to this cool tool by Google: the ngram viewer.

And just as a demonstration of how cool this is: watch how the OCP rocks that-mention in complement clauses to the verb believe. Of course, we would have to check for other complement clause embedding verbs and for the a priori probability of this vs. that determiner and pronoun uses. And no, that will be my paper. So don’t you dare write it. If you into OCP effects on optional function word use (e.g. because they might be taken to argue for phonological effects on grammatical encoding), see the references below.

And here are some more verbs for those complement clause lovers out there:
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