Forbes special report on neologisms

Benjamin Zimmer bgzimmer at BABEL.LING.UPENN.EDU
Fri Apr 24 01:53:14 UTC 2009

An odd topic for Forbes, but there it is:

Featured articles therein:

The Word's Tale
By John McWhorter
How new words become real words.

Spreading the Word
By Ben Zimmer
How language is made and why it grows.

Why Language Changes
By Sherry Coven & Paul Yeager
Ever since prehistoric man ran out of things he could draw on a wall,
we've invented new words.

Putting In A Good Word
By Grant Barrett
A dictionary editor weighs the survival odds of ten newly-coined words.

By Mark Peters
Emerging prefixes and suffixes

Gaming Words for Newbs
By Anna Vander Broek
Don't get pwned ~~ buff your vocabulary before you play an online game.

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