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|Title:||Acronyms, Clips and Blends in English: Nigerian Innovations|
|Authors:||TEILANYO, Dirikon Iniebio|
|Publisher:||Nigerian Journal of the Humanities|
|Series/Report no.:||No. 9;75-100|
|Abstract:||Acronymy, clipping and blending are abbreviating devices in (written) languages and are particularly favoured in informal contexts. In this paper, we investigate these processes in English and discover that, while they have some basic morphological characteristics underlying their structures, there is also a significant degree of variation in the patterns of each process and there are several areas of convergence between them. This makes the patterns of formation as much attitudinal and “convenience-dependent as they are rule-governed. We also discover that these patterns of variation, inclusion and exclusion have given room to Nigerians to introduce some creative innovation in contrivance and use of these devices|
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