Neologisms in the idiosyncratic speech of persons with a thinking disorder



The following study considers the question of neologism phenomena in idiosyncratic speech; neologisms as a component of idiosyncratic language of the speakers with thought disorder; the analysis of the methods and principles of neologisms’ formation by the means of word-formation; the analysis of neologisms’ word-formation in idiosyncratic speech of people with thought disorder and outline the common methods of neologisms’ formation in English language.The hypothesis is that neologisms in idiosyncratic speech can be formed not only by means of violation of phonotactic rules and phonological or semantic mistakes, but also by language’s common rules of neologism’s formation. The study is based on the records of oral speech and documented writing examples of neologisms’ usage in the speech of the patients with thought disorder.

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Keywords: idiosyncratic language, idiosyncratic speech, neologism, English word-formation, linguistics and psycholinguistics, speakers with thought disorder, schizophrenic patients, speakers with Wernike’s aphasia, speech in autism, bipolar disorder speakers, speakers with brain trauma

Journal rubric: Linguodidactics and Innovations.Psychological Basis of Learning Languages and Cultures.


For citation: Baimurzaeva G.B., Akkieva A.A. Neologisms in the idiosyncratic speech of persons with a thinking disorder [Elektronnyi resurs]. Âzyk i tekst = Language and Text, 2017. Vol. 4, no. 2, pp. 45–56. DOI: 10.17759/langt.2017040206. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)


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Information About the Authors

G. B. Baimurzaeva, PhD in Education, Assistant professor, The Linguodidactics and Cross-cultural communication Department, The faculty of foreign languages, Moscow State University of Psychology & Education, Moscow, Russia, e-mail:

A. A. Akkieva, 3rd year student of the faculty of ‘Foreign Languages’, MSUPE, Moscow, Russia, e-mail:



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