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  1. morpheme
  2. semantics
  3. structure-class words
  4. prefix
  5. connotation
  1. a the study of the meaning of words, sentences, and other language forms
  2. b the negative or positive associations implied by a word
  3. c a sound or combination of sounds having a single meaning
  4. d words that occur in a single form and signal structure (grammatical) relationships within phrases, clauses, and sentences (ex. determiners, auxiliaries, prepositions, etc.)
  5. e an affix added to the beginning of a word to create a new word

5 Multiple Choice Questions

  1. the process by which a word loses its negative connotations and acquires positive ones
  2. variant of a single morpheme that has a different sound but same meaning (e.g. eaten, walked - both past suffixes denote the past tense)
  3. the process by which the meaning of the word becomes more specialized with fewer categories in its reference
  4. a morpheme used to create a variant form of a word in order to signal grammatical information (ex. -ed, as in walked)
  5. the process by which a word degenerates, acquiring new connotations over time

5 True/False Questions

  1. extensionthe formation of words by adding prefixes and suffixes to existing words or bases

          

  2. etymologythe process by which the meaning of the word broadens to include more categories in its reference

          

  3. compoundingthe creation of a new word by combining two words

          

  4. suffixa morpheme added to the beginning or ending of a word

          

  5. form-class wordswords that occur in a single form and signal structure (grammatical) relationships within phrases, clauses, and sentences (ex. determiners, auxiliaries, prepositions, etc.)

          

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