word formation processes

word formation processes

Back-Formation and Conversion

Sometimes we can make a new word by shortening a long word and sometimes we can create a new word without changing anything. Isn't it interesting? Let's see.

 

Abbreviations

Abbreviations are shortened forms of words or phrases. They normally represent a whole sentence or phrase. Ready to learn them?

 

Coinage and Eponyms

Have you ever wondered where the word 'teddy bear' came from? In this lesson, we are going to talk about coinage and eponyms. Let's learn!

 

Loan Words and Calque

Sometimes we adopt a word from a language and translate it more or less literally. And Sometimes, we borrow words directly from another language. Let's learn!

 

Clipping and Hypocorism

In English, we have multiple ways of shortening a long word. In this lesson, we're going to learn two of them that won't change a word's meaning. Let's start.

 

Compounding and Blending

The act of making a new word using an old one is called derivation in English. And Compounding is creating words by combining two or more words. Let's learn!

 

Word Formation Processes

In linguistics, there are many ways for creating a new word. In this lesson, we will get to know all the word-formation processes in the English language.

 
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