2 Compound word: is a lexeme containing two or
more potential stems that has not subsequently
been subjected to derivatonal process.
3 Conversion: Is the derivational process
whereby an item changes its word-class
without the addition of an affix:
4 Unpredicatable Formations: These kinds of
formation are also termed "oddities" by
Arnoff (1976) who points out that many of
these types depend on orthography to a
4.1 Clipping: It means cutting off the
beginning or the end of a word, or both,
leaving a part to stand for a whole: lab,
dorm, prof, exam.
4.2 Blending: is the fusion of two words into one,
ussually the first part of one word with the part of
another as in gasohol (gasoline and alcohol).
4.3 Acronyms: they are words
derived from the initials of
4.3.1 RADAR - Radio detecting and ranging LASER - Light amplification by the stimulated
emission of radiation. NATO - The North Atlantic Treaty Organization. UNICEF - The United
Nations International Children's Emergency Fund. SCUBA - Self-contained underwater
breathing apparatus. WASP - White anglo saxon protestant. Read more at
5 Derivation: Is the formation of a
new word from another adding an
6 Coinage: it is the invention of a
new word: aspirin, nylon
7 References: Aronoff M., &, Fudeman, K. (2010). What is Morphology? Blackwell Publishing, 2nd Edition, Oxford, United Kingdom.
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