Lexical Change Processes

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Compound
two whole words e.g. laptop
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Blend
two parts of a different word e.g. motel
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Conversion
a word changes word class e.g. google
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Collocation
words frequently used to form a recognisable phrase e.g. 9/11
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Acronym
where the first letters of words become a new word e.g. lol
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Initialism
use the first letter of each word e.g. SMS
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Borrowing
words taken from another language
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Broadening
a word takes on more meaning over time
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Narrowing
a word looses meaning over time
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Pejoration
a word aquires negative meaning
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Amelioration
a word aquires positive meaning
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Abbreviation
when shortening a word creates another word e.g. plane
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Archaism
words or phrases that are no longer words
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Card 2

Front

two parts of a different word e.g. motel

Back

Blend

Card 3

Front

a word changes word class e.g. google

Back

Preview of the back of card 3

Card 4

Front

words frequently used to form a recognisable phrase e.g. 9/11

Back

Preview of the back of card 4

Card 5

Front

where the first letters of words become a new word e.g. lol

Back

Preview of the back of card 5
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