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Kompiuterijos naujažodžiai tinklaraštininkų kalboje
New Computer Terms in Bloggers’ Language

Author(s): Vilija Celiešienė
Subject(s): Language and Literature Studies
Published by: Vilnius Gediminas Technical University
Keywords: blog; blogger; new word; neologism; computer term

Summary/Abstract: The article presents an analysis of new words in computer terminology that make their way to blogs and analyzes how the official neologisms and computer terms, especially the equivalents to barbarisms, are employed in everyday use. The article also discusses the ways of including the new computer terms into texts. The blogs on topics of information technology are the objects of the research. The analysis of the aforementioned blogs allowed highlighting certain trends in the use of new computer terms. An observation was made that even though the authors of the blogs could freely choose their writing style, they were not bound by the standards of literary language. Thus, their language was full of non-standard vocabulary; however, self-control regarding the language used could still be noticed. An interest in novelties of computer terminology and the tendency to accept some of the suggested new Lithuanian and loaned computer terms were noticed. When using the new words the bloggers frequently employed specific graphical elements and (or) comments. The graphical elements were often chosen by bloggers to express their feelings of doubt regarding the suitability of the use of the suggested loanword. Attempting to explain the meaning of the new word to the readers the bloggers tended to post comments about the new computer terms.

  • Issue Year: 20/2012
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 26-35
  • Page Count: 10
  • Language: Lithuanian