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Fifty Years Among the New Words: A Dictionary of Neologisms 1941-1991

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American Speech, the journal of the American Dialect Society has for fifty years included a regular collection of neologisms called "Among the New Words." This valuable volume reproduces the original articles from American Speech and a complete index, with glossary, to over 4000 words and expressions found in the 113 installments of "Among the New Words" prepared by John Algeo. In addition, he has written several introductory essays exploring both the linguistic and social implications of new words as revealed in this collection.

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Fifty Years Among the New Words looks at the new words of the past five decades, providing a fascinating demonstration of the change in word patterns and social norms that has taken place. American Speech, the journal of the American Dialect Society has for fifty years included a regular collection of neologisms called 'Among the New Words'. Complete documentation is given for all citations and both British and American sources have been consulted.

Synopsis:

This book looks at the new words of the past five decades.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments; Introduction; 1. Collecting new words; 2. The making of new words; 3. The motives for new words; References; Index of new words with glosses; Among the new words, 1941-1991.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780521449717
Editor:
Algeo, John
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Editor:
Algeo, John
Author:
Algeo, John
Author:
Algeo
Location:
Cambridge
Subject:
General
Subject:
Dictionaries
Subject:
Language arts
Subject:
Grammar and vocabulary
Subject:
English language -- New words -- Dictionaries.
Subject:
Dictionaries - General
Subject:
General Language Arts & Disciplines
Subject:
Reference - Dictionaries
Publication Date:
20130931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Pages:
267
Dimensions:
10.95x8.49x.64 in. 1.71 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Fifty Years Among the New Words looks at the new words of the past five decades, providing a fascinating demonstration of the change in word patterns and social norms that has taken place. American Speech, the journal of the American Dialect Society has for fifty years included a regular collection of neologisms called 'Among the New Words'. Complete documentation is given for all citations and both British and American sources have been consulted.
"Synopsis" by , This book looks at the new words of the past five decades.
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