Language change

Lexical Terms

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  • Created on: 23-05-16 09:33
Coinage
New words are invented such as the word 'internet'
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Etymology
Where the words come from
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Morphology
Meaning of a unit or word
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Morpheme
Words ending in 'ed'
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Free morphemes
Words by itself 'Walk'
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Borrowing
The introduction of a word from one language to another, these could be anglised or remain similar to the orginal in spelling and pronouncation
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Eponym
The name of a person after whom something is named after 'Braille'
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Propriety names
The name given to a product by an organisation becomes the commonly used name for the product such as 'hoover'
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Covert prestidge
Change your language
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Overt prestidge
Diverging away
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Acroym
A lexicalised word which is made up from the initial letters of a phase 'SWATT'
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Initialism
A word made from inital letters which are each pronounced 'DNA'
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Clipping
A new word produced by shortening an existing one such as edie for editior
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Prefixes
Morphemes adding to the front of a word 'unhappy'
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Suffixes
Morphemes added to the end 'Jumping'
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Absolute
Words not used anymore, new words come into place, the usage has chnaged or the context
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Blends
2 words come together and maintain the same meanings 'dishwaser'
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Archaic
Words which are no longer used 'thou'
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Where the words come from

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Etymology

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Meaning of a unit or word

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Words ending in 'ed'

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Words by itself 'Walk'

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