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"Give examples of words and phrases which have developed over the last fifty years in one or more of the following areas: warfare, politics, technology. How and why have these words and ...  see all
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Revision:Neologisms and Society

"Give examples of words and phrases which have developed over the last fifty years in one or more of the following areas: warfare, politics, technology. How and why have these words and phrases developed?"

▪ The question gives the option of only answering in reference to one of the developing areas, though in this context, it appears perfectly sensible to discuss each. Technology in itself is very simple to discuss (covering areas such as e-mail and text messaging), whilst examples may be found which link warfare and politics.

▪ Discussion of specific lexical change will form the majority of the essay. Most of the examples (e.g. affixing and compounding) will be relevant to each of the developing areas; the essay is best approached using a small selection of...