Neologism in the Lexical System of Modern English

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GRIN Verlag, 2010 - English language - 140 pages
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Master's Thesis from the year 2010 in the subject English - Literature, Works, grade: A, Luhansk Taras Shevchenko National University, language: English, comment: The paper is composed according to the VAK standard which is generally accepted in Ukraine. According to it, formating and referencing were performed. The work is written in English, only the items in BIBLIOGRAPHY are put in the languages they were published in: English, Ukrainian and Russian. The research is focused on the neologisms that appeared in the British newspapers during years 2000 - 2010. There was collected the list of 370 neologism with the examples of the context they were used in. There was also performed typological, morphological and statystical analysis of the new lexemes., abstract: The purpose of the present work is to investigate the neologisms in the lexical system of the modern English language and reveal the major trends and tendencies taking place within the processes of the new words formation and distribution. To achieve the above mentioned purpose the following objectives are established: to study the theoretical linguistic material and the latest data on those lexicological facts and phenomena which are related to the topic of the present research; to analyze the most highly rated newspapers of Great Britain with the aim of selecting newly created and borrowed lexemes; to build up a collection of neologisms from the above mentioned mass media; to define the dominant part of speech prevailing among the collected neologisms and the distribution of other parts of speech within this framework; to define and study the types of word building inherent in the neologisms; to define and investigate the most dominant word building type and study the distribution of other ones characteristic of the collected new lexemes. In the present paper there were used such methods of scientific research as analysis and synthesis, following every chapter and part of the current work, descrip

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