Neologisms

Neologisms

Episode five of the 'PodFest 2020' podcast series.

From Brexit to Veganuary, new words, or neologisms, play an important part in our language. Most of them are short lived and quickly sink into obscurity but a few eventually become part of our vocabulary.

So why do some words survive while others do not? What makes us, as speakers, decide on whether to use a new word?

Join PhD student Sabrina Link as she discusses the factors which might influence a word’s success or failure, what makes a word attractive to speakers and what impact real life changes have on our vocabulary. 

FREE to listen to from Thursday 4 June HERE

For more information on the whole series click HERE

Contact

festival@abdn.ac.uk

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