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JB-2050_Ch5 - COMD 2050: Chapter 5 New words Etymology: the...

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COMD 2050: Chapter 5
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New words Etymology: the study of the origin and history of a word How are new words created? We create new words because there may not be another way to express ourselves – we don’t know or cant remember the word to use. ****this relates back to which property of language??? http:// www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ALrm3nDGXI
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Word formation = cultural experience As individuals, do we participate in word formation in our everyday lives? Do we work to culturally include new words into “mainstream” English?
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Spanglish with Adam Sandler Scrabble / Words with Friends
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Thanks to Steve Jobs…. Ipod Ipad Can you think of more examples?????
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Methods Coinage Borrowing Compounding Blending Clipping Backformation Conversion Acronyms Derivation
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Coinage The invention of a totally new word. Often related to inventions Ex: brand name that becomes a generic term. Kleenex, xerox, aspirin, coke, band-aid Google, Ipod, Ipad, ebay “just google me” or “I’m ebaying it” or “I tweeted” Neologism: a new word in a given language, a newly invented word. Eponym: new word based on the name of a person or place sandwich – earl of sandwich, jeans – place in italy where the fabric was made (Genoa)
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Occurs when a word from another language is incorporated into our vocabularies. Ngumbo (African) -> gumbo
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JB-2050_Ch5 - COMD 2050: Chapter 5 New words Etymology: the...

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