Ph.D. Can. Zana Prekazi
Authors country of origin: Kosovo
Institutional affiliation: Faculty member of the Department of Philology, University of Prishtina “Hasan Prishtina”.
This paper examines the linguistic changes that have occurred since the emergence of the coronavirus at the end of 2019. Specifically, it focuses on the comparison of the vocabulary prior and during the pandemic to track the impact that this crisis is having on the English language. In order to carry out this research, a list of words taken from the April update of the Oxford English Dictionary has been extracted and analyzed. Two corpora, Corpus of Contemporary American English and The Coronavirus Corpus, have been used to put the words in context and analyze the frequency of the words used and their new meanings as a result of the pandemic. Through this analysis, we will be able to see trends of language change that reflect our knowledge for the virus during different periods of the year.
Keywords: Sociolinguistics, linguistic development, Covid-19, pandemic vocabulary
Volume 4.No.2(2021): April (Social Sciences Session)
ISSN 2661-2666 (Online) International Scientific Journal Monte (ISJM)
ISSN 2661-264X (Print)
DOI : 10.33807/monte.20211908
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