Language Change

When two words are joined together
Compounded
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When morphology is used to create new words
Affixiation
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A word composed of the parts of two other words
Blending
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Initial letters of longer phrases and said as a single word
Acronym
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Cutting a word down to a shortened form to create a new word
Clipping
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Creating an entirely new word
Coinage
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A word that is rarely in use in modern English and which feels old fashioned
Archaic
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When a word changes its class to create a new word
Conversion
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When a word takes on a new meaning
Semantic Broadening
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When a word loses its old meaning
Semantic Narrowing
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When a word takes on a positive meaning
Amelioration
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When a word takes on a negative meaning
Pejoration
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The need for a new word to explani a cultural or social phenomenon
Semantic Need
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When a word is no longer used at all
Obsolete
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Card 2

Front

When morphology is used to create new words

Back

Affixiation

Card 3

Front

A word composed of the parts of two other words

Back

Preview of the front of card 3

Card 4

Front

Initial letters of longer phrases and said as a single word

Back

Preview of the front of card 4

Card 5

Front

Cutting a word down to a shortened form to create a new word

Back

Preview of the front of card 5
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