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novel
used in Do You Speak American?

6 uses
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1  —1 use as in:
a novel situation
Definition
new and original — typically something considered good
  • To counter that, a search is under way for novel approaches, finding an "architecture" different from...
    eight — Teaching Computers to Speak American (74% in)

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  • No one is quite sure where the name California came from, but the default theory is a Spanish novel about; an island with the qualities of paradise.
    seven — Language from a State of Change (5% in)
  • On the other hand, it is not only human but very American to delight in novelty, and our language bursts with it.
    one — The Language Wars (82% in)
  • Young women are always alert to novelty in fashion, but certain young women are willing to embrace it sooner, and some have the natural authority to induce others to follow.
    two — Changing Dialects: Dingbatters Versus Hoi-Toiders (69% in)
  • The idea of reconquest was deftly satirized by Jim Lehrer in the 1966 novel Viva Max, made into a film with Peter Ustinov, which imagined a bored Mexican general marching troops to San Antonio and retaking the Alamo.
    five — Hispanic Immigration: Reconquest or Assimilation? (7% in)
  • The influence of Black English and hip-hop expressions is obvious in another novelty that is driving language change, IM-ing or Instant Messaging.
    six — Bad-mouthing Black English (95% in)

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