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Santrumpos – akronimai – nauji žodžiai
Shortenings–acronyms–new words

Author(s): Rūta Marcinkevičienė
Subject(s): Language and Literature Studies
Published by: Lietuvių Kalbos Institutas
Keywords: Acronym; shortening; new word; borrowing; translation

Summary/Abstract: The article tackles the problem of the definition and status of acronyms as they are conceived and presented in the theoretical sources, supports the criticism with counterexamples and suggeststhet the comprehention of acronyms should be include a greater variety of widely-spread examples. Moreover, the author presents her arguments supporting the view that acronyms should be interpreted as specific words and hence, dealt with respectively, i. e. discussed from the point of view of their borrowing, translation and reading conventions.

  • Issue Year: 2003
  • Issue No: 76
  • Page Range: 89-93
  • Page Count: 5
  • Language: Lithuanian