Abbreviation

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THEME:ABBREVIATION IS A NEW TYPE OF WORD- BUILDING IN ENGLISH
CONTENTS

Introduction..............................................................................................................3

Part I. The General notions of abbreviation in English...........................................4

1.1 The History of abbreviations...................................................................4

1.2 Abbreviations as the major way of shortening........................................8

Part II. The appearance of new abbreviation.........................................................20

Conclusion.............................................................................................................24

Literature...............................................................................................................25

INTRODUCTION

The theme of my work sounds as following: “Abbreviation is a new type of word-building in English” This work can be characterized by the following. The actuality of this work caused by several important points. The abbreviation is one of the main trends in development of Modern English, especially in its colloquial layer, which, in its turn at high degree is supported by development of modern informational technologies and simplification of alive speech. So the significance of my work can be proved by the following reasons: a) Abbreviation is one of the developing branches of lexicology nowadays. b) Abbreviation reflects the general trend of simplification of a language. c) Abbreviation is closely connected with the development of modern informational technologies. Having based upon the actuality of the theme it is formulated the general goals of course paper. -to study, analyze, and sum up the general notions of abbreviation in English; -to learn the history of abbreviations;

-to study abbreviations as the major way of shortening;
-to demonstrate the significance of the problem for those who want to brush up their English. If we say about the new information used within my work I may note that the work studies the problem from the modern positions and analyzes the modern trends appeared in this subject for the last ten years. In particular, the shorten language of computer chats was taken into consideration. The practical significance of the work can be concluded in the following items: a) The work could serve as a good source of learning English by young teachers at schools and colleges. b) The lexicologists could find a lot of interesting information for themselves. c) those who would like to communicate with the English-speaking people through the Internet will find a shortened language of chats in my work. If we say about the methods of scientific approaches used in our work we can mention that the method of typological analysis was used. The general structure of the course paper looks as follows:the work is composed onto three major parts: introduction, main part and conclusion. The introductory part tells about the general content of the work. The second part bears the two points in itself. The first point tells about the history of abbreviations. The second item analyses abbreviations as the major way of shortening. The third part tells about new abbreviations. The conclusion of the qualification work sums up the ideas discussed in the main part and shows the ways of implying of the course paper.

I. THE GENERAL NOTIONS OF ABBREVIATION IN ENGLISH

An abbreviation (from Latin brevis, meaning short) is a shortened form of a word or phrase. Usually, but not always, it consists of a letter or group of letters taken from the word or phrase. For example, the word abbreviation can itself be represented by the abbreviation abbr.,...
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