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    goldlogic is offline Newbie
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    Question Word Groupings & Linguistic terminology.

    I'm writing a short piece for an OU English Language course. I'm looking at the nuts and bolts of the English language as it relates to a particular area, specifically public arts such as

    Yarn bombing
    Knit Graffiti
    Art Terrorist
    Flash Mobbing
    Guerrilla art
    Guerrilla gardening
    Graffiti bombing

    Are these neologisms? They are not compound words but is there a linguistic term that applies to the word pairing?
    Given that all these coined phrases concern public art is there a way of linguistically expressing the group?

    Can any of you bright sparks think of any other linguistic angles that might be applied to such a topic? They are all new phrases so don't appear in the OED.

    Thanks

    Mark Thompson

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    Default Re: Word Groupings & Linguistic terminology.

    Quote Originally Posted by goldlogic View Post
    I'm writing a short piece for an OU English Language course. I'm looking at the nuts and bolts of the English language as it relates to a particular area, specifically public arts such as

    Yarn bombing
    Knit Graffiti
    Art Terrorist
    Flash Mobbing
    Guerrilla art
    Guerrilla gardening
    Graffiti bombing

    Are these neologisms? Some are newer than others. They are not compound words but is there a linguistic term that applies to the word pairing? I'd call them adjectives and nouns.
    Given that all these coined phrases concern public art is there a way of linguistically expressing the group? How about "public art terms"?

    Can any of you bright sparks think of any other linguistic angles that might be applied to such a topic? They are all new phrases so don't appear in the OED. Angles? I'm not following you. Maybe you can come up with your own neologism!

    Thanks

    Mark Thompson
    [I edit text and have tutored college writing.]

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