Language Resources and Evaluation

, Volume 44, Issue 3, pp 281–290 | Cite as

Google the verb

Article

Abstract

The verb google is intriguing for the study of morphology, loanwords, assimilation, language contrast and neologisms. We present data for it for nineteen languages from nine language families.

Keywords

Multilingual morphology Loanwords Assimilation Neologism 

Notes

Acknowledgments

With thanks to Serge Sharoff and the Bologna group for permission to use their corpora in the Sketch Engine. For the specific language expertise I would like to thank: Gisle Andersen, PVS Avinesh, Núria Bel, Vladimir Benko, Sebastian Burghof, Eugenie Giesbrecht, Andrew Hawke, Abhilash Inumella, Håkan Jansson, Vojtĕch Kovář, Simon Krek, Monica Macoveiciuc, Mavina Pantazara, Behrang QasemiZadeh, Siva Reddy, Bettina Richter, Pavel Rychlý, Marina Santini, Simon Smith, Elaine Uí Dhonnchadha, and Carole Tiberius.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Lexical Computing LtdBrightonUK

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