TITLE

NEW WORDS

PUB. DATE
January 2001
SOURCE
World Almanac for Kids;2001, p103
SOURCE TYPE
Almanac
DOC. TYPE
Reference Entry
ABSTRACT
This article provides information on how new words become part of the English language, with examples of some new words. The English language is always changing. New words become part of the vocabulary, while other words become outdated. Many new words come from the field of electronics and computers, from the media, even from slang.
ACCESSION #
15345186

 

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