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9. What Makes a Word 'Real'?


 
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1. Title Title of document 9. What Makes a Word 'Real'? - The Five-Minute Linguist
 
2. Creator Author's name, affiliation, country Anne Curzan; University of Michigan;
 
3. Subject Discipline(s) Linguistics
 
4. Subject Keyword(s) introduction to language; introduction to linguistics; Linguistic Society of America; essays about language; what is language; what is linguistics
 
5. Subject Subject classification general linguistics
 
6. Description Abstract One could argue that slang words like ‘hangry,’ ‘defriend’ and ‘adorkable’ fill crucial meaning gaps in the English language, even if they don't appear in the dictionary. After all, who actually decides which words make it into those pages? What makes a word real?
 
7. Publisher Organizing agency, location Equinox Publishing Ltd
 
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9. Date (YYYY-MM-DD) 09-Jul-2019
 
10. Type Status & genre Peer-reviewed Article
 
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12. Format File format PDF
 
13. Identifier Uniform Resource Identifier https://journals.equinoxpub.com/books/article/view/38128
 
14. Identifier Digital Object Identifier 10.1558/equinox.38128
 
15. Source Journal/conference title; vol., no. (year) Equinox eBooks Publishing; The Five-Minute Linguist
 
16. Language English=en en
 
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