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  • Steven Pinker in The Language Instinct compared the probable 60,000-word vocabulary of a typical US high-school graduate with the 15,000 words used in the complete works of Shakespeare, thus defining the "tetrabard" as a unit of vocabulary.

    July 28, 2008