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Query Details


Query Subject:   The Language of Economics
Author:   Robert RudziƄski
Submitter Email:  click here to access email

Linguistic LingField(s):  Discourse Analysis
Text/Corpus Linguistics
Lexicography

Query:   For my MA, I am working on the analysis of the economic jargon in the
British, business-oriented press.

I need some hints or guidelines on how to approach this. I have certain
ideas like studying etymology, juxtapositions based on the semantic
representations or word formation processes, borrowings, etc. But how
should I gather it to make any sense?

Thanks you.
LL Issue: 23.1521
Date posted: 26-Mar-2012



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