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Unformatted text preview: shorter form Backformation: shortening one type (noun) of a word to form a different type (verb) of word Hypocorism: a type of backformation that is common in British and Australian English Conversion: changing the function of a word Acronym: a word formed from the initial letters of a set of other words Word-formation Processes Derivation: adding affixes to root words to produce new words Prefixes: added to the beginning of words Suffixes: added to the ends of words Infixes: incorporated into the word...
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- Fall '08
- phonological processes, word-formation processes