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Diachronic variation
Study language variation over time.
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Synchronic variation
Langauge at particular point.
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Coinage
Creation new words
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Neologism
Forming new words
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Borrowing
Borrowing from another language
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Compounding
2 separate words put together
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Blending
2 words merged together
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Conversion
Words change class
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Eponym
Name of person becomes name of whole product.
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Proprietary name
Name of company becomes common name.
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Affixiation
New prefixes and suffixes combine
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Clipping
Dropping syllables
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Initialisms
Letter becomes word
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Acronyms
Letters make new words
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Back formation
Suffixes removed
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Obsolete
Word no longer in use
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Archaisms
Words obsolete
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Idiosynchrasies
Different word for same configuration
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Proclitic contractions
Used at beginning- ;twas
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Enclitic contractions
End- 'its
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Metonymy
Word associated with object rather than actual name.
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Idiom
Words that don't make sense.
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Card 2

Front

Langauge at particular point.

Back

Synchronic variation

Card 3

Front

Creation new words

Back

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Card 4

Front

Forming new words

Back

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Card 5

Front

Borrowing from another language

Back

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