Nowadays very few people are those who think that neology is an avoidable wrong. We ale have the ability to create new words, either in a spontaneous or conscious way, and it is undeniable that languages constantly renew their lexical wealth and that, therefore, the inventory of words of a language will never be able to be conceived as a static or closed set. The dictionary is the specifically designed work to gather up this inventory of words and, furthermore, due to its long tradition, it is today conceived as a cultural institution that acts as a depository of the social memory for the meaning of the lexicon of any given linguistic community. In this occasion, in order to verify the movement of lexical renewal, we shall compare and analyse two editions of a great dictionary, the one from María Moliner.
Neología; Neologismo; Lexicología; Lexicografía; Terminología
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