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On Network Catchwords from the Perspective of Sociolinguistics

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DOI: 10.25236/soshu.2022.016


Haoning Li

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Haoning Li


With the development of Internet technology, network catchwords began to enter the society. At the same time, it has become an important aspect. Network catchwords began to gradually move from the network world to real life, and attracted a lot of attention. Therefore, this paper analyzes the impact of network catchwords on people’s life, mainly including positive and negative effects. It also studies the relationship between network catchwords and sociolinguistics, mainly including taking new meanings from old words and simplifying homonyms. It also studies the causes of network catchwords, hoping to improve people’s attention to network catchwords and promote the development of society.


Sociolinguistics, Network catchwords, Features