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This booklet provides the 1st large-scale usage-based research of the conventionalization technique of English neologisms within the on-line speech group. The examine solutions the longstanding query of ways and why a few neologisms develop into a part of the English lexicon and others don't. It strings jointly findings and assumptions from lexicological, sociolinguistic and cognitive examine and vitamins the present theories with novel data-driven insights. For this objective a webcrawler used to be built, which extracted the occurrences of the neologisms into consideration from the web in per 30 days periods. The ebook indicates that different classes conventionalization methods could take end result from the interaction among speaker-based sociopragmatic accommodation-induced features and elements facilitating cognitive processing of novel linguistic fabric.

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Chaffin et al.  2001: 234) conclude that readers (or hearers) are highly sensitive to the informativeness of context when they are confronted with novel formations, since they strongly rely on the contained clues to construct meaning online.  Holcomb and Neville 1990: 282, 303-304). The importance of context arises from its disambiguation function.  ­Dunbar 2005: 219-220; cf. Clark and Clark 1979). e. the identification of the constituents.  Costello and Keane50 2005: 211). g. shooting is diagnostic for gun in the example of rose gun, ‘a tool to dispense insect repellent’ given by Costello and Keane (2005: 205).

Hohenhaus 2006: 19). id=153242&cc=5739.  Hohenhaus 2006: 19-20).  Hohenhaus 2006: 19). Hohenhaus not only noticed an expansion into other sports, but also into other contexts, mainly business. He concludes that a “real” diffusion seemed to be happening with a concomitant semantic extension (Hohenhaus 2006: 19). By early 2006, however, the initial diffusion had been arrested as evidenced by the dwindling activity on the online petitions and decreasing amount of search engine hits.  Hohenhaus 2006: 20-21).

The institutionalization process, and discuss the establishment with regard to various formal issues neologisms are affected by, known as lexicalization. 3.  The establishment of neologisms: Lexicalization, institutionalization and hypostatization The diachronic, gradual and individual process by means of which novel lexemes and lexical units become a permanent addition to the lexicon of speakers and the language community is labeled establishment (Schmid 2011a: 71). Traditionally, this process has been studied from a structural and socio-pragmatic perspective.

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