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Neologism The term "neologism" is first attested in English in 1772, borrowed from French "néologisme" (1734). A proponent of a new word or doctrine may be called a neologist. Neologists might study cultural and ethnic vernacular.
Neologism Names of famous characters are another source of literary neologisms, e.g. "quixotic" (referring to the title character in "Don Quixote de la Mancha" by Cervantes), "scrooge" (from the main character in Dickens's "A Christmas Carol") and "pollyanna" (from Eleanor H. Porter's book of the same name).
Neologism A neologism (; from Greek νέο- "néo-", "new" and λόγος "lógos", "speech, utterance") is the name for a relatively recent or isolated term, word, or phrase that may be in the process of entering common use, but that has not yet been fully accepted into mainstream language. Neologisms are often directly attributable to a specific person, publication, period, or event.
Neologism In psychiatry, the term "neologism" is used to describe the use of words that have meaning only to the person who uses them, independent of their common meaning. This tendency is considered normal in children, but in adults it can be a symptom of psychopathy or a thought disorder (indicative of a psychotic mental illness, such as schizophrenia). People with autism also may create neologisms.
Neologism In theology, a neologism is a relatively new doctrine (for example, Transcendentalism). In this sense, a neologist is one who proposes either a new doctrine or a new interpretation of source material such as philosophical or religious texts.
Neologism Neologisms may come from a word used in the narrative of a book. Examples are "grok" from "Stranger in a Strange Land" by Robert A. Heinlein; "McJob" from "" by Douglas Coupland; "cyberspace" from "Neuromancer" by William Gibson and "quark" from James Joyce's "Finnegans Wake".
Neologism The term "neologism" has a broader meaning that includes not only "an entirely new lexical item" but also an existing word whose meaning has been altered. Sometimes, the latter process is called "semantic shifting", or "semantic extension". Neologisms are distinct from a person's "idiolect", one's unique patterns of vocabulary, grammar, and pronunciation.
Neologism Neologisms are usually introduced when an individual or individuals find that a specific notion is lacking a term in a language, or when the existing vocabulary is insufficiently detailed. The law, governmental bodies, and technology have a relatively high frequency of acquiring neologisms.
Neologism Use of neologisms may also be related to aphasia acquired after brain damage resulting from a stroke or head injury.
Neologism The title of a book may become a neologism, for instance, "Catch-22" (from the title of Joseph Heller's novel). Alternatively, the author's name may give rise to the neologism, although the term is sometimes based on only one work of that author. This includes such words as "Orwellian" (from George Orwell, referring to his novel "Nineteen Eighty-Four") and "Kafkaesque" (from Franz Kafka).