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Neologisms in early english letters - tanja säily

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By t säily — who are the innovators/early adopters? which social groups do they represent? 2. how do the new words spread socially, geographically and ...
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Faculty of ArtsNEOLOGISMS INEARLY ENGLISH LETTERS:HOW TO FIND THEM ANDWHAT THEY CAN REVEALTanja Säily, Eetu Mäkelä & Mika Hämäläinen2019-06-28Neologisms in early English letters / Säily, Mäkelä & Hämäläinen 1Faculty of ArtsINTRODUCTION2019-06-28Neologisms in early English letters / Säily, Mäkelä & Hämäläinen 2Faculty of Arts• Interfacing structured and unstructured data in sociolinguistic research on languagechange (Academy of Finland, DIGIHUM, 2016–2019)• blogs.helsinki.fi/stratas-project/• NATAS subproject:Social embedding of neologisms in early English correspondence• Previous research: mostly lexicographical data,bias towards well-known authors• Corpora of Early English Correspondence (CEEC):wide social spectrum, speech-like genreSTRATAS PROJECT2019-06-28Neologisms in early English letters / Säily, Mäkelä & Hämäläinen 3Faculty of Arts• Personal letters, c. 1400–1800• 1,180 writers, 11,713 letters, 5.2 million words• Compiled for historical sociolinguistics: metadata on letters, wri...