In celebration of the 75th anniversary of American Speech's regular feature “Among the New Words,” the current editors briefly recount the column's history and then highlight some of the words treated therein. A notable word from each year since 1941 was selected from the published treatments for further reflection and reevaluation. The words treated here not only demonstrate the evolving nature of the English language, but also reflect historical events, societal changes, and technological developments from the last three-quarters of a century, starting in the midst of World War II and ending in the rise of the information Age and social media.
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Research Article| November 01 2016
Seventy-Five Years among the New Words
American Speech (2016) 91 (4): 472–512.
Benjamin Zimmer, Charles E. Carson, Jane Solomon; Seventy-Five Years among the New Words. American Speech 1 November 2016; 91 (4): 472–512. doi: https://doi.org/10.1215/00031283-3870163
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