on how to teach neologisms for EFL students majoring in economics
Galishnikova – Svetlana N. Khalevina – Olga V. Meshcheryakova
This paper discusses some strategies on how to teach
neologisms for EFL students majoring in Economics. The importance of
interpreting newly coined words and phrases is that students come across them
in a variety of sources and can find it difficult to interpret them correctly. The
aim of this study is to develop, theoretically substantiate and offer
practice-oriented tasks based on authentic linguistic material that enhances
the learning skills of understanding and translating neologisms. The present
study was designed to test the hypothesis that an adequate understanding and
translation of neologisms from English into Russian becomes possible only after
the EFL learners master the understanding of their origin and formation. The
findings of this study indicate the effectiveness of the proposed step-by-step action
plan for teaching EFL students.
Key words: neologism, lexical unit,
calquing, abbreviation, acronym.