A Web of New Words

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Información aparecida en LINGUIST List: http://linguistlist.org/issues/26/26-1448.html

 

Title: A Web of New WordsSubtitle: A Corpus-Based Study of the Conventionalization Process of English Neologisms

 

 

Author: Daphné Kerremans

 

 

Series Title: English Corpus Linguistics – Volume 15

 

Published: 2015

 

Publisher: Peter Lang AG

 

Book URL: http://www.peterlang.com/?265578

 

 

 

 

Abstract:

 

 

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 purpose a webcrawler was developed, which extracted the occurrences of the neologisms under consideration from the Internet in monthly intervals.

The book shows that the different courses conventionalization processes may take result from the interplay between speaker-based sociopragmatic accommodation-induced aspects and factors facilitating cognitive processing of novel linguistic material.
 

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