A finer definition of neology in English: The life-cycle of a word

  title={A finer definition of neology in English: The life-cycle of a word},
  author={Antoinette Renouf},
It has been shown (Renouf, 1993a) that lexical and semantic neology can be identified in a text corpus at surface level by automatic means. Ac cording to hypotheses upheld, a lexical neologism is often a lexical item which occurs for the first time in a diachronic corpus of journalism; and found automatically by comparing ea ch word in a stream of fresh corpus data with a baseline index, such that each previously un see item is deemed to be a candidate neologism. Meanwhile, a semantic neologism… 

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