WordWhile level building: more tools for finding novel words

Today I discovered SkELL (Sketch Engine for Language Learning), a great online resource provided by Lexical Computing Ltd. (makers of Sketch Engine ).  It indexes billions of words of corpora and lets you look up usage examples (for single words and phrases), similar words and collocations by part of speech.

I came across it while working on the texts for “Pickin’s from Dickens”, the fourth collection for WordWhile, whick I want to ship in an update within the next week.