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‘Blended’ Cyber-Neologisms: New words show how our world is changing

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Technologies are beginning to blend our experience of digital and physical realities. We exchange data (images, videos, messages, etc.), present ourselves to the rest of the world on social media, network, and even perform a larger number of tasks than in person. As our world and ways of life keep on changing, so do words. The aim of this article is to examine the coinage of blends (i.e. smog-type [<smoke + fog] words) as a response to the blended realities that have emerged from the use of new technologies.

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English Today
  • ISSN: 0266-0784
  • EISSN: 1474-0567
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