Neologisms, Nonces and Word Formation

By November 17, 2016,
AuthorKhurshid Ahmad
TitleNeologisms, Nonces and Word Formation
AbstractNeologism dictionaries celebrate the influence of science and technology on language - how scientists and technologists add to the stock of words, and occasionally, add new grammatical structures. There are two claims made in the literature on neologisms: First, that borrowings, from classical languages and ’prestige’ languages are widespread in the science and technology literature. Second that affixation is an ephemeral mechanism for forming new words. Bold claims? Let us look at some of the evidence for and against these claims.
SessionPART 15 - Lexicological Phenomena of Lexicographical Relevance
author = {Khurshid Ahmad},
title = {Neologisms, Nonces and Word Formation},
pages = {711-729},
booktitle = {Proceedings of the 9th EURALEX International Congress},
year = {2000},
month = {aug},
date = {8-12},
address = {Stuttgart, Germany},
editor = {Ulrich Heid, Stefan Evert, Egbert Lehmann, Christian Rohrer},
publisher = {Institut für Maschinelle Sprachverarbeitung},
isbn = {3-00-006574-1},