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Making FUDGE: Testing Metcalf's Predictive Method for New-Word Success
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Julie Anne Zorn  

Julie Anne Zorn is a graduate student at Auburn University, where she also received her B. A. in English. She is currently pursuing an M. A. in Technical and Professional Communication with a coordinated minor in Linguistics. While working toward her master's degree, she has served as a graduate teaching assistant in the English Department and as a consultant in the English Center, Auburn University's writing center. After graduation in May 2005, she plans to earn a doctorate in language and communication.

References

Algeo, John, and Adele S. Algeo, eds. 1991. Fifty Years Among the New Words: A Dictionary of Neologisms, 1941-1991. New York: Cambridge UP.
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language. 2000. Fourth edition. Ed. Joseph P. Pickett and others. Boston: Houghton Mifflin.
Béjoint, Henri. 2000. Modern Lexicography: An Introduction. New York: Oxford UP.
Merriam-Webster Unabridged <http://unabridged.merriam-webster.com>
Metcalf, Allan. 2002. Predicting New Words: The Secrets of Their Success. Boston: Houghton Mifflin.
Sledd, James, and Wilma R. Ebbitt, eds. 1962. Dictionaries and That Dictionary: A Casebook of the Aims of Lexicographers and the Targets of Reviewers. Chicago: Scott, Foresman and Company.

Footnotes

1. The four excluded words are big bang (Fall 1987), breath pack (Fall 1987), little bang (Fall 1987), and a-question (Winter 1988). Once excluded, they were not replaced by other neologisms.

2.

I would like to thank Tom Nunnally for the pun and more generally for scholarly and editorial support throughout preparation of this article.

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Julie Anne Zorn. "Making FUDGE: Testing Metcalf's Predictive Method for New-Word Success." Dictionaries: Journal of the Dictionary Society of North America 25.1 (2004): 122-136. Project MUSE. Web. 8 Jan. 2014. <http://muse.jhu.edu/>.
Zorn, J. A.(2004). Making FUDGE: Testing Metcalf's Predictive Method for New-Word Success. Dictionaries: Journal of the Dictionary Society of North America 25(1), 122-136. Dictionary Society of North America. Retrieved January 8, 2014, from Project MUSE database.
Julie Anne Zorn. "Making FUDGE: Testing Metcalf's Predictive Method for New-Word Success." Dictionaries: Journal of the Dictionary Society of North America 25, no. 1 (2004): 122-136. http://muse.jhu.edu/ (accessed January 8, 2014).
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