Lexical Change

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Borrow
We borrow words from other languages to fill in the gaps in our own language, create synonyms and raise our register (as shown in the use of Latin and Greek)
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Adapt
The use of morphology - adapting existing words
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Creation
We create completely new words
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Eponym
Something is named after it's creater (eg.sandwich)
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Propriety Name
An organisation names it's product and this name becomes widely used for the product (eg. hoover)
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Overt Prestige
Status gained from using the most official/standardised dialect (eg. Received Pronunciation)
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Covert Prestige
Status gained within a certain group from choosing not to use standerdised dialect
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Abbreviations
Acronyms, Initialisms and Clippings (see Abbreviations FC)
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Obsolete lexicons
Words which no longer have any use
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Blends
Words that blend two words to link the meanings (eg. fugly)
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The use of morphology - adapting existing words

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Adapt

Card 3

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We create completely new words

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Card 4

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Something is named after it's creater (eg.sandwich)

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Card 5

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An organisation names it's product and this name becomes widely used for the product (eg. hoover)

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