Adding to the Inventory: Coining new Sindhi Words by Integrating the Techniques of Lexicographic Neologism and Word-Formation Rules

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Wafa Mansoor Buriro
Ghulam Ali Buriro

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Languages change due to multiple factors (Campbell, 1994). This change can take three orientations: constructive, destructive, or both orientations simultaneously. The domain of this research lies in the decay of languages. There are multiple reasons why speakers of a certain language stop using a language one being, they may no longer find expression in their own language. The poor functioning of language authorities, and absence of developmental research can further aggravate the problem multifold. Neologism offers a solution to that problem. By creating new words, equivalents can be provided and can be left subject to the use of the community. When community itself does not feel the drive to bring in new words, it becomes imperative for the linguists and literary figures to save their language. Morphological word formation rules offer a great help in that direction (Stein, 1973; Bauer, 1983; Štekauer, 2000; Plag, 2018). By using them coupled with lexicographic neologism, one can create new words.

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