Language Change: lexical change

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using words from other languages
borrowing
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medicine, science & technology influence. e.g. 'fertilisation'
scientific progress
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new prefixes or suffixes added to existing words. e.g. 'hyperactive'
affixation
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combining 2 seperate words to make 1 word
compounding
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two seperate words merged together
blending
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an existing word changes class
conversion
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dropping one or more syllables to create an abbreviation
clipping
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the first letter of a word stands for itself. e.g. FBI
initialism
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initial letters of words combine to make a new word
acronyms
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suffix has been removed to make a new term. e.g. babysit
back-formation
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words derived from people's names
eponyms
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words that have become obsolete (no longer used)
archaisms
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creation of new words
coinage
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new words
neologisms
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Card 2

Front

medicine, science & technology influence. e.g. 'fertilisation'

Back

scientific progress

Card 3

Front

new prefixes or suffixes added to existing words. e.g. 'hyperactive'

Back

Preview of the front of card 3

Card 4

Front

combining 2 seperate words to make 1 word

Back

Preview of the front of card 4

Card 5

Front

two seperate words merged together

Back

Preview of the front of card 5
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