English verb regularization in books and tweets

@article{Gray2018EnglishVR,
  title={English verb regularization in books and tweets},
  author={Tyler J. Gray and Andrew J. Reagan and Peter Sheridan Dodds and Christopher M. Danforth},
  journal={CoRR},
  year={2018},
  volume={abs/1803.09745}
}
The English language has evolved dramatically throughout its lifespan, to the extent that a modern speaker of Old English would be incomprehensible without translation. One concrete indicator of this process is the movement from irregular to regular (-ed) forms for the past tense of verbs. In this study we quantify the extent of verb regularization using two vastly disparate datasets: (1) Six years of published books scanned by Google (2003–2008), and (2) A decade of social media messages… CONTINUE READING
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