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Query:   Summary: Neologism reference
Author:  N o s t
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Linguistic LingField(s):   Text/Corpus Linguistics

Summary:   THIS IS A SUMARY OF RESPONSES I RECEIVED FOR MY QUERY POSTING ON THE
LINGUIST LIST VOL-8-43 A FEW DAYS AGO, WHICH SAID:

>SORRY FOR EXTREMELY FUZZY CLUES, BUT I AM NOW LOOKING FOR THIS
>PARTICULAR PAPER THAT (1) DEALT WITH NEOLOGISM IN ENGLISH, (2) TAKING
>DATA FROM THE TIMES (A BRITISH NEWSPAPER) AND (3) WAS PUBLISHED WITHIN
>LAST TEN YEARS. SOMEONE MENTIONED THE PAPER TO ME LAST SUMMER, BUT HE
>WAS NOT ABLE TO GIVE ME THE EXACT REFERENCE AND MY DESPERATE SEARCH
>BEGGAN. GIVEN THE FACT THAT HE IS A RATHER TECHIE HUMANIST, IT IS ALSO
>LIKELY THAT THE TIMES DATA COMES FROM SOME KIND OF AN ELECTRONIC
>CORPUS. IF THESE THREE FUZZY SETS EVER RING A BELL, PLEASE WRITE TO ME
>DIRECTLY AT KENJIRO@IPC.HIROSHIMA-U.AC.JP.

THE MYSTERY PAPER(S) TURNED OUT TO BE:

BAAYEN, R. HARALD & RENOUF, ANTOINETTE (1996) CHRONICLING THE TIMES:
PRODUCTIVE LEXICAL INNOVATIONS IN AN ENGLISH NEWSPAPER, LANGUAGE, VOL
72, NO.1

RENOUF, ANTOINETTE (1993),

LL Issue: 8.70
Date Posted: 22-Jan-1997
Original Query: Read original query