The Study of Language Chapter 5
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What is the difference between etymology and entomology?
One is the study of language, one is the study of insects.
The invention of totally new terms
The taking of words from other languages.
Loan-translation or calque
In this process there is a direct translation of the elements of a word into the borrowing language.
The joining of two separate words to to produce a single form.
Taking only the beginning of one word and joining it to the end of the other word.
When a word of more than one syllable is reduced to a shorter form, usually beginning in casual speech.
A word of one type (usually a noun) is reduced to form a word of another type (usually a verb).
A change in the function of a word, as for example when a noun comes to be used as a verb.
New words formed from the initial letters of a set of other words.
Usually described as affixes such as -un, mis-, pre-, -ful, etc.
It is an affix that is incorporated inside another word.