Vital to the Second Language Acquisition of the Grade 7 learners are their use of Neologism “coined words” to gain knowledge on second language. The relevancy of Neologism to the ecology of Language Learning is to adapt and apply language acquisition easily. Neologisms remind us that language is not something set in stone, but an evolving body of work, subject to adjustment, deletions, additions, and change. As new things are invented, as slang becomes acceptable, and as new technologies emerge, new words must fill in the gaps in language. Neologisms come to prominence quickly, but they can also fall out of fashion quickly. The young generation is known to coin the term Neologism and value its generational relevance. When the relevance fades as the word moves into common usage, then it may be considered outdated. Words are continually evolving and new notions are formed and a new notion demands a new word. This is based on the fact that words do not have meaning in isolation. As a newly coined word it is still on the process of entering into mainstream language. Generally, neologisms are often created by combining existing words. An ecological approach aims to look at the learning process, the actions and activities of teachers and learners, the multilayered nature of interaction and language use, in all their complexity and as a network of interdependencies among all the elements in the setting, not only at the social level, but also at the physical and symbolic level of learning.
Complexity Neologism, Ecology, Language learning, Language Acquisition, Generational Relevance and Neologism
Debbie Denise Golla "Portmanteau of Selected Generational Neologisms to the Second Language Acquisition " Iconic Research And Engineering Journals Volume 6 Issue 10 2023 Page 68-76
Debbie Denise Golla "Portmanteau of Selected Generational Neologisms to the Second Language Acquisition " Iconic Research And Engineering Journals, 6(10)