A Year of New Words

A Year of New Words

by Edwin L. Battistella


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In 2012, linguist Edwin Battistella made up and Tweeted a word a day. A YEAR OF NEW WORDS tells the story of those words--the blends, clippings, prefixes, suffixes, malapropisms and more that formed the basis for 366 made-up words.

What do the words look like? You'll find exitstentialist, dawndle, textumble, and virony. There's flabricate, outst, vomotion, anarcissist, snattered, vigilantry, humorality, and peasle. And fregenyms, improvision, febrfy, soarical, snubbub, flossolalia, nosticate, kimpy, cashugenah, soloria, testosterantics, hypirically, leapwork, jabbercize, and more.

A YEAR OF NEW WORDS is an entertaining story of words with some serious linguistics underneath.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781492864165
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 11/08/2013
Pages: 98
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.20(d)

About the Author

Edwin Battistella teaches at Southern Oregon University in Ashland, Oregon. His books include The Logic of Markedness, Do You Make These Mistakes in English?, Bad Language, and the forthcoming Sorry About That: The Language of Public Apology, all by Oxford University Press.

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