The Introduction of English-induced neologisms in Spanish tweets: a case-study on covidiota

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  • This paper intends to trace the introduction of an English-induced, COVID-related neologism, covidiota, into the Spanish language. The study is based on a corpus of tweets, starting in March 2020. It examines several specific features which mark the word as a new, unfamiliar item, such as different ways of graphical highlighting, for example. On the other hand, the paper aims to detect possible indicators of an integration of covidiota into the Spanish language use in the tweet corpus compiled for this case study.

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Author: Franziska Kailich
Document Type:Journal article
Faculties:Philosophische Fakultät (Histor., philolog., Kultur- und geograph. Wissensch.) / Neuphilologisches Institut - Moderne Fremdsprachen
Parent Title (English):Frontiers in Communication
Year of Completion:2022
Article Number:780340
Source:Frontiers in Communication (2022) 7:780340. DOI:10.3389/fcomm.2022.780340
Dewey Decimal Classification:4 Sprache / 46 Spanisch, Portugiesisch / 460 Spanisch, Portugiesisch
Tag:language contact; lexical innovation; semantic change; social media; verbal humor
Release Date:2022/12/23
Date of first Publication:2022/05/06
Licence (German):License LogoCC BY: Creative-Commons-Lizenz: Namensnennung