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Dubović, Nikola. (2016). English Neologisms Since 2001. Diploma Thesis. Filozofski fakultet u Zagrebu, Department of English Language and Literature. [mentor Stanojević, Mateusz-Milan].

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The purpose of this paper is to investigate English word formation since the beginning of the 21st century and draw a comparison with earlier periods to determine how, if at all, word formation patterns have evolved. A sample of neologisms created in the period 2001-2013 was gathered, with etymological analyses, and frequencies of the various word formation processes in the sample were calculated. The results showed a significant reduction in shortenings, relative to the results of the research of previous periods, and an even more significant increase in blending. There are some questions, however, about the validity of the results due to possible bias in the sample that was analyzed.

Item Type: Diploma Thesis
Uncontrolled Keywords: neology, neologisms, English neology, English neologisms, word formation, English word formation, word formation processes, derivation
Subjects: English language and literature
Departments: Department of English Language and Literature
Supervisor: Stanojević, Mateusz-Milan
Date Deposited: 21 Oct 2016 09:39
Last Modified: 21 Oct 2016 09:39

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