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Magic Words: the Phonology of Fantasy Neologisms

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dc.creator Flegal, Kathleen M. 2008-08-22 2008-09-02T20:20:51Z NO_RESTRICTION en 2008-09-02T20:20:51Z 2008-09-02T20:20:51Z
dc.description.abstract This thesis examines the sound system of neologisms created in fantasy literature. I noted all neologisms in fantasy novels picked from specific award lists and recommended reading lists, then transcribed the words phonetically. After transcribing, I examined all of the words to see what they have in common with each other and what phonological rules they follow. Using the data thus gathered, I drew the conclusion that fantasy neologisms do, in fact, follow phonological rules similar to those that English language speakers follow.
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dc.subject fantasy neologism en_US
dc.subject phonology en_US
dc.subject literature en_US
dc.subject new words en_US
dc.subject literary neologism en_US
dc.subject neologism en_US
dc.title Magic Words: the Phonology of Fantasy Neologisms en
dc.type Thesis en Master of Arts in English en Master's en English en George Mason University en

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