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An Analysis of the Latest English Neologisms

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An Analysis of the Latest English Neologisms

With the development of society and the technical advancement, there are a great many neologisms emerging in the English vocabulary. They are not created freely; they follow some rules, the processes of word –formation.
Without the introduction and conclusion, this article includes three sections, which form the main body of this essay. They define the sources of English neologisms, word-formation processes, and the general trend of English neologisms respectively. 
The purposes of this article are to study the practical value of English neologisms, stimulate English learners’ interest, and help them enlarge their vocabulary effectively. Besides, it will help them overcome the obstacle in their English learning and reading caused by the neologisms. 

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Neologisms, sources, word-formation processes, trend

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As a famous American translation theorist Eugene A. Nada (1982) said, “One of the most important characters in English is which could be easily changed.” Exactly, with the development of society and technology advancement, English neologisms are created one after another. According to the counting of the Barnhart Dictionary Companion Magazine, 1500-1600 new words are entering their computer database each year. Modern English has a vocabulary of 500,000 words, and 2/3 of them are created during the latest 300 years(Wang Rongpei,1997)When we read the English newspapers (such as Netizen) and magazines (such asYetties) or listen to the English broadcast (Watergate), how frequently we encounter neologisms and we have to acknowledge the fact that we can not always depend on the dictionaries, so it is very important for English...


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