The process of revitalisation of old words
"Splicing", a case study in the extension of reference
This article reports on part of a larger project on neologisms in the field of biotechnology. The research concentrates on English neologisms and how they influence the Dutch special language of molecular biology and genetic engineering. The origin of "splicing " is traced in its new usage in biotechnology, and the realisation of the associated concepts in Dutch is examined as a special case of limited borrowing in secondary term formation.
Keywords: Biotechnology, LSP, Meaning Analogy, Meaning Extension, Neologisms, Polysemy, Metaphorical Environment, Metaphorising, Splicing, Secondary Term Formation, Terminology
Published online: 01 January 1995
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