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Boletín de la Academia Peruana de la Lengua

Print version ISSN 0567-6002On-line version ISSN 2708-2644


LUNA GARCIA, Rosa. Terminology behaviour in the context of coronavirus disease. Bol. Acad. peru. leng. [online]. 2022, n.71, pp.301-330.  Epub June 23, 2022. ISSN 0567-6002.

The main objective of this mixed research, qualitative and quantitative, was to analyze the characteristics of the neologisms coined in the context of the coronavirus disease. For this purpose, the researcher worked with a corpus made up of 831 coronavirus neologisms extracted from Hispanic journalistic sources, dictionaries on COVID-19 and neology observatories. The results obtained allowed the following conclusions to be drawn: The coronavirus neology has a high percentage of expressive neologisms with great thematic dispersion. Neologisms based on total or partial blending were the privileged resource in the coining of expressive coronavirus neologisms. The systematic instability of the coronavirus neology was reflected in the considerable denominative variation existing in the two types of neology, in the variety of methods for coining neologisms used for the same referent and in the different thematic nodes in which these variants appear.

Keywords : type of neologism; thematic node; methods for coining neologisms; degree of denominative variation.

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