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Types of English Neologisms in the 21st century

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Natalia Rotari

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Types of English Neologisms in the 21st century

Natalia Rotari, EG-44Z

The aims and goals:
“Pogonophobia” n.

the extreme dislike of beards, (2014);
“Cosmeceutical” n.

is “a pharmaceutical product with beneficial effects on the skin”, (2011);


"cool hunter” n.

is one who predicts new styles and trends, (2009);

“Selfie” n.

is “a photograph that one has taken of oneself”, (2014);

Chapter I

Specific Peculiarities of Neologisms
Chapter I

“bro hug”
n. means “friendly embrace between two men”, (2014);

adj means “spending much of one’s time working “, (2014);

n. means” a close but non-sexual relationship between two men”, (2011);

excl. is used to express elation, enthusiasm, or triumph, especially in electronic communication”, 2011;

Technological neologisms:
“phablet” n.
means a “mobile smartphone with ambitions to be a tablet computer” (2010);

“generation text” n.
means “the generation of young people who are growing up in the age of text messaging”, (2014);
Political neologisms:

“Chindia“ n.
denotes “China and India considered together in economic and strategic terms”, (2004);
means “a person who doubts the legitimacy of Barack Obama’s presidency because of a conspiracy theory that Obama is not a natural-born US citizen.”, (2011);

Classification of neologisms may depend on:
Stylistic function:

a small, coloured fish related to the sea basses

Informal/ Slang:
“Bank of Mum and Dad”
phr. means a person’s parents regarded as source of financial assistance, (2014);


absolutely new


only form is new

– a torpedo

only meaning is new:

Presence into vocabulary:

n. is “a person who educates someone along his journey into a more aesthetically pleasing lifestyle”,(March 2016);

bro hug"
- friendly embrace between two men


“fast follower” n.
is “a company that quickly imitates the innovations of its competitors”


To skype
(2013)- to have a spoken conversation with someone over the internet using the skype
The best , n
. ( 2014) – that which is the most excellent

FLOTUS (2015) first lady of the United States,
Ship (2015) – relationship
Brexit (2012). – a term for the potential departure of the UK from the EU.
means “long horn blown by fans at soccer matches in South Africa”, (2011);
means “money, food, or other provisions taken to school, work, or on a journey”, ( 2015)

Scientific adviser:

Valentina Șmatov , PhD

-to examine the main sources of appearing neologisms
-to identify and describe the most common ways of creating English neologisms in the 21st century
-to check the pupils’ understanding of new words
-to view the classification of neologism from the point of view of their newness and area of usage
Types of English Neologisms in the
21st century
Chapter I
Specific Peculiarities of Neologisms

Chapter II
Ways and Means of Enriching English Vocabulary in the 21st century

Chapter III
Understanding of Neologisms
Internet communication
n. denotes the people, who do not know how to use Twitter, (2012);

adj. means “something that is considered appropriate enough to be viewed publicly on facebook amongst your friends, family”, (2012);
Food neologisms:

“wine o’clock” n.

means a time of day for starting to drink wine, (2015);

“Frankenfood” n.

is "genetically modified food”, (2012);

Chapter II
Ways and Means of Enriching English Vocabulary in the 21st century
(2012)- high culture
(2008)-is characteristic for boys or young men

(2014)is a method for overcoming a problem
Last call
(2014) -an expression used to inform customers that closing time is approaching


Chapter III
Understanding of Neologisms

-pedagogical expeiment
-a set of exercises
-analyses of school textbooks

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