Abbreviations in English military terminology

Title: Abbreviations in English military terminology
Source document: Brno studies in English. 2013, vol. 39, iss. 1, pp. [59]-87
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    0524-6881 (print)
    1805-0867 (online)
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This article presents an overview of classification and taxonomic arrangement of abbreviations in English military terminology and analyzed from two perspectives – orthographic and morphological. Previous works in this field provide sometimes conflicting categorizations, thus showing a need for a more consistent approach and classification. The work aims to provide an outline of what a typical military abbreviation consists of and how it is created. The properties of abbreviations are analyzed in terms of their length, the length of their source phrases, source phrase elements used and omitted in the creation of abbreviations, and the elements used in their creation, i.e. initials and splinters. The abbreviations are grouped according to several criteria.
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