How old is lexical blending?
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Does anybody know how old lexical blending is in English?
Besides the Lewis Carroll examples like _slithy_ and _chortle_,
which date from 1872, I have found one blend in George Eliot's Middlemarch
(_Corregiosity_) and then the next oldest I have are citations
in reference works : 1896 (_brunch_ ) and 1905 (_smog_).
Has anybody collected any earlier lexical blends? I would have
thought Dickens might have created some but of course it's difficult to
search until you know a specific example. Shakespeare would
be another likely creator of blend neologisms.
(anybody know a Shakespeare list I can post this query to?).
Thanks for help.
Sun, 11 Jun 2000 13:23:32 GMT
Bibliography of Lexical Synonymy
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have a desperate need for a bibliography on lexical synonymy.
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