William Shakespeare is considered by many to be one of the biggest influences on today’s English language. But with a reputation that big, legend bleeds into myth. In this article Writer’s Relief found on TheConversation.com, in-depth computer analyses of the myths about Shakespeare have helped sort fact from fiction. Just how many words did Shakespeare invent: more than a thousand, or more like five hundred? And was his knowledge of Latin really that bad?
Read the full article here to learn the answers to these questions and more.