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Fifty Years among the New Words A Dictionary of Neologisms, 1941-1991

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ISBN-10: 0521449715

ISBN-13: 9780521449717

Edition: N/A

Authors: John Algeo

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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." A recent issue, for example, includes four quotations for "date rape," two for "designated driver," and six for "DNA fingerprinting," "intifada," and other current terms. Complete documentation is given for all citations, which are fuller than those given in most dictionaries and both British and American sources have been consulted. At the time these terms appeared in "Among the New Words," they appeared in none of the major dictionaries. A survey of "Among the New Words" can therefore reveal much about the origin and early use of these…    
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Book details

List price: $51.95
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 7/30/1993
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 268
Size: 8.50" wide x 11.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.694
Language: English

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