Word Formation Process in Cricket Terminology: A Morphological Analysis

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  • Munira Nawar Lecturer, Department of Science and Humanities, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Aviation and Aerospace University
  • Ashik Istiak Graduate Teaching Assistant (PhD Level), Department of American Studies, The University of New Mexico




Word Formation, Morphology, Cricket, Vocabulary


Since the game of cricket is popular in many countries with an enormous population, it does have a rich and ever-increasing vocabulary. Being popular among people with diverse languages, the game uses cross-linguistically significant vocabulary. Multilingual Neologisms are driven by the common use of language which was developed through cricket jargon. This paper observes selected cricket terminologies frequently used in the game of Cricket and analyzes the morphological process involved in them. First, the scope of and approaches to word-formation research will briefly be discussed. The researchers observe secondary resources from sports magazines and sports articles to collect sample jargon of Cricket. Then, the theoretical framework will be based on the approaches and strategies involved in word formation. Overall, 117 cricket jargon are categorized into 10 types and discussed in their forming process.


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How to Cite

Munira Nawar, & Istiak, A. (2024). Word Formation Process in Cricket Terminology: A Morphological Analysis. International Journal of Social, Political and Economic Research, 11(2), 119–147. https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.12588124