Language Change

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  • Created on: 08-06-18 10:43
Coining
new words for new things
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Initialism
e.g. DVD
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Depletion
falls out of use
3 of 13
Clipping
shortening existing words
4 of 13
Blending
parts of words joined
5 of 13
Borrowing
taken from other languages
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Compounding
two existing words joined to form a new word
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Acronym
new word from initials e.g. NATO
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Generalisation
meaning of word broadens
9 of 13
Euphemism
more polite way of saying something unpleasant
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Narrowing
more specific in meaning
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Pejoration
negative in meaning
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Amelioration
more positive in meaning
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Card 2

Front

e.g. DVD

Back

Initialism

Card 3

Front

falls out of use

Back

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Card 4

Front

shortening existing words

Back

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Card 5

Front

parts of words joined

Back

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