Analyzing lexical emergence in Modern American English online

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This paper introduces a quantitative method for identifying newly emerging word forms in large time-stamped corpora of natural language and then describes an analysis of lexical emergence in American social media using this method based on a multi-billion word corpus of Tweets collected between October 2013 and November 2014. In total 29 emerging word forms, which represent various semantic classes, grammatical parts-of speech, and word formations processes, were identified through this analysis. These 29 forms are then examined from various perspectives in order to begin to better understand the process of lexical emergence.

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Original languageEnglish
Number of pages29
JournalEnglish Language and Linguistics
VolumeIn press
Early online date25 May 2016
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StateE-pub ahead of print - 25 May 2016

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CORRIGENDUM: In the above mentioned article by Grieve, Nini ////

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