Article published in:Exploring Newspaper Language: Using the web to create and investigate a large corpus of modern Norwegian
Edited by Gisle Andersen
[Studies in Corpus Linguistics 49] 2012
► pp. 241–256
Ash compound frenzy
A case study in the Norwegian Newspaper Corpus
The creation and use of Norwegian compounds with aske ‘ash’ in the media in the spring of 2010 was remarkable. The Norwegian Newspaper Corpus has provided suitable data for an empirical study concerning neology and ‘burstiness’ on this topic. The results indicate that the number of new types as well as token frequencies rose markedly and the variety of compounds in use remained elevated for over a month.
Published online: 23 March 2012