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Confessioni di un neologista: se metti in magazzino l’effimero, mostra le parole nuove

Articolo di Giovanni Adamo, dirigente di ricerca nell’area linguistica del Consiglio nazionale delle ricerche. L’interesse per uno studio sistematico della neologia è relativamente recente: si può collocare negli ultimi decenni del XX secolo, più o meno negli stessi anni nei quali si sviluppa e acquisisce il suo statuto disciplinare la lessicologia, cioè lo studio del […]

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Name Change for ISIS

English speakers have yet to agree on a word, phrase or acronym to label the terrorist group making news for such atrocities as beheading noncombatants and butchering unarmed prisoners. A few years ago, American journalists started referring to the group that was calling itself “Al-Dawla Al-Islamiya fi al-Iraq wa al-Sham” as ISIS (Islamic State of […]

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