Fifty Years Among the New Words: A Dictionary of Neologisms 1941-1991

21,000+ Reviews has the highest-rated customer service of any bookstore in the world
Product Details
Cambridge University Press
Publish Date
8.81 X 11.25 X 0.84 inches | 2.4 pounds

Earn by promoting books

Earn money by sharing your favorite books through our Affiliate program.

Become an affiliate
About the Author
John Algeo is Professor Emeritus in the Department of English, University of Georgia, Athens.
"New words from politics, popular literature, sports, business, medicine, and just about any field or academic discipline one can think of are included in this helpful resource. Most interesting is the opening essay in which the formation of new words is intelligently and intelligibly described. Academic libraries will want to have this as a supplement to their standard dictionary sources....Large public libraries will also find Fifty Years valuable." Reference Books Bulletin
"All those interested in the development of the English language owe John Algeo and the Cambridge University Press a debt of gratitude for providing such a valuable resource." Henry J. Ricardo, American Reference Books Annual
"...not merely a lexical list; read sequentially, it gives the sense of thier newness, with brief contemporary commentary. The introduction also puts in perspective the whole matter of neologism in present-day English in the native-English-speaking world." Frederic G. Cassidy, Language
" amazing work....A lengthy, illuminating, and thorough study of neologisms....This book is a work-lover's dream come true. Browsing through the Glossary reveals a lifetime of lexicon....Cambridge delights us with such a publication: making it available in paperback at such an affordable price leaves few with any excuse for not owning a copy." Verbatim
"A fascinating book about new words and new expressions, how they arose, their original or early meanings and current usage....a living tale of our contemporary society....Highly recommended for students and all those interested in the words and their etymology." Diogenis Modernos, Xponika