ENGB3 Language Change

lexical change

  • How do new words enter the language?

words enter the language in many different ways.

  • Created by: esther
  • Created on: 18-04-13 14:16
A new word is called a?
neologism
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a word from a foreign language becomes part of the English language is called?
borrowing
2 of 7
what is compounding?
two or more existing words are stuck together to form one unit of meaning
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give an example of acronym
OMG
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what is abbreviation?
the original name for something gets shortened
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what is conversion?
this happens when a word transfers form one word class to another
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what is eponyms?
this is usually happens when something is named after its inventor
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a word from a foreign language becomes part of the English language is called?

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borrowing

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what is compounding?

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Card 4

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give an example of acronym

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what is abbreviation?

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George Hancorn

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Question 7 is wrong. - OMG would be an Initialism, not an Acronym as you pronounce each letter of OMG, and do not say it as one word. E.g, RADAR would be an acronym whilst LED would be an initialism. 

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