A Web of New Words

A Web of New Words

This book presents the first large-scale usage-based investigation of the conventionalization process of English neologisms in the online speech community. The study answers the longstanding question of how and why some neologisms become part of the English lexicon and others do not. It strings together findings and assumptions from lexicological, sociolinguistic and cognitive research and supplements the existing theories with novel data-driven insights. For this… (more)

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Publisher: Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (January 19, 2015)

Collection: English Corpus Linguistics

Parent ISBN: 9783631655788

Page count: 278 pages

Language: English


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