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Considerations on the acceptance of German neologisms from the 1990s

  • Are borrowed neologisms accepted more slowly into the German language than German words resulting from the application of word formation rules? This study addresses this question by focusing on two possible indicators for the acceptance of neologisms: a) frequency development of 239 German neologisms from the 1990s (loanwords as well as new words resulting from the application of word formation rules) in the German reference corpus DeReKo and b) frequency development in the use of pragmatic markers (‘flags’, namely quotation marks and phrases such as sogenannt ‘so-called’) with these words. In the second part of the article, a psycholinguistic approach to evaluating the (psychological) status of different neologisms and non-words in an experimentally controlled study and plans to carry out interviews in a field test to collect speakers’ opinions on the acceptance of the analysed neologisms are outlined. Finally, implications for the lexicographic treatment of both types of neologisms are discussed.

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2021/06/23

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Author:Annette Klosa-KückelhausORCiDGND, Sascha WolferORCiDGND
URN:urn:nbn:de:bsz:mh39-99160
DOI:https://doi.org/10.1093/ijl/ecz033
ISSN:1477-4577
Parent Title (English):International Journal of Lexicography
Publisher:Oxford University Press
Place of publication:Oxford
Document Type:Article
Language:English
Year of first Publication:2020
Date of Publication (online):2020/06/18
Publicationstate:Postprint
Reviewstate:Peer-Review
Tag:German; corpus study; dictionary of neologisms; flagging; neologisms
GND Keyword:Deutsch; Empirische Linguistik; Neologismus; Wortbildung; Wörterbuch
Volume:33
Issue:2
First Page:150
Last Page:167
Note:
This is a pre-copyedited, author-produced PDF of an article accepted for publication in "International Journal of Lexicography" following peer review. The version of record [16 December 2019] is available online at: 
https://doi.org/10.1093/ijl/ecz033
Dewey Decimal Classification:400 Sprache / 430 Deutsch
Open Access?:ja
Leibniz-Classification:Sprache, Linguistik
Linguistics-Classification:Lexikologie / Etymologie
Licence (German):Es gilt das UrhG