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Shortening in the Language of the Navy
Shortening in the Language of the Navy

Author(s): Galina Velikova
Subject(s): Social Sciences, Language and Literature Studies, Education, Foreign languages learning, Theoretical Linguistics, Applied Linguistics, Phonetics / Phonology, Lexis, Language acquisition, Comparative Linguistics, Cognitive linguistics, Descriptive linguistics, School education, Vocational Education, Adult Education, Higher Education , State/Government and Education, Philology, Inclusive Education / Inclusion, Stylistics
Published by: Национално издателство за образование и наука „Аз-буки“
Keywords: shortening; univerbates; blends; clippings; abbreviations

Summary/Abstract: The purpose of this study is the typology of shortened terms and terminological phrases in the language of the Navy using the lexico-semantic method. The examples discussed are excerpted from learning materials designed for cadets at Varna Naval Academy forming a large corpus representative of the domain they are used in. Shortening is used here as an umbrella term for initialisms, acronyms, clippings, blends and univerbates. The topic is worth discussing to meet syllabus goals and needs of learners who are going to function in a multinational environment and be faced with varieties of English as the primary language for international communication.

  • Issue Year: 46/2019
  • Issue No: 5
  • Page Range: 488-497
  • Page Count: 10
  • Language: English