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Words and WordFormation Processes
and Phonological Processes Words and Word Formations
Words and Word Formations Neologism: a new word in a given language, a newly invented word. Wordformation Processes
Wordformation Processes Coinage: invention of a totally new term
Borrowing: taking over of words from other languages Loan translation/ claque: a type of borrowing in which the parts of words are directly translated into the borrowing language Compounding: joining of 2 words to produce a new word
Blending: joining the beginning of one word with the end of another Wordformation Processes
Wordformation Processes Clipping: reducing a multisyllabic word to a 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 Wordformation Processes
Wordformation 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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This note was uploaded on 12/01/2011 for the course COMD 2050 taught by Professor Collins during the Fall '08 term at LSU.
- Fall '08