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ID number:637382
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Published: 01.03.2011.
Language: English
Level: College/University
Literature: 11 units
References: Not used
Table of contents
Nr. Chapter  Page.
  INTRODUCTION    3
THE CONCEPT OF AN ABBREVIATION    6
THE USAGE OF ABBREVIATIONS    7
2.1  The History of Abbreviations    8
2.2  The Main Reasons for Using Abbreviations    10
THE TYPES OF ABBREVIATIONS    11
3.1  Letter Abbreviations    13
3.1.1  One Letter Abbreviations    14
3.1.2  Doubled-, Tripled-letter Abbreviations    20
3.1.3  Initialisms    22
3.1.4  Acronyms    23
3.2  Syllabic abbreviations    24
3.3  Irregular abbreviations    25
3.4  Mixed abbreviations    27
3.5  Clippings (truncated words)    28
THE USAGE OF A PERIOD WITH ABBREVIATIONS    29
THE CORRESPONRENCES BETWEEN ENGLISH AND LATVIAN ABBREVIATIONS    31
  CONCLUSION    34
  BIBLIOGRAPHICAL SOURCES    37
Extract

The title of the term paper is “The Abbreviations in English, Their Usage and Correspondences to Latvian Counterparts”.
The reasons for writing a paper on this topic are numerous. First of all, abbreviations are widely used in every day life – in written form of a language as well as in speech. Another reason for writing a paper is that abbreviations are different in form: spelt with a capital or small letter, containing punctuation marks or numbers and symbols or not, some are long, the others are short.
Therefore, the aims of the present paper are:
To get acquainted with the usage of abbreviations;
To discover the types of English abbreviations;
To find correspondences between English and Latvian abbreviations.
The objectives of the research are:
The study and the analysis of the concept “abbreviations, their types and usage” in scientific literature;
The study of English abbreviations;
Discovering of the characteristic features of English abbreviations and grouping them according to the traits found;
Comparison of English and Latvian abbreviations and finding correspondences between them.
The methods of research used:
1.Theoretical: reading, analyzing, and comparing the literature on the issue.
2.Practical: the investigation of English abbreviations, their grouping and analysis.
The structure of the paper is as follows:
The paper is divided into two parts: theoretical and practical. The theoretical part is revealed in chapters 2 and 4. The practical part intertwines with the theoretical part in chapters 1, 3 and 5.…

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