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Site: منصة التعليم عن بعد - جامعة البليدة 2
Course: GRAMMAR (GRAMMAR)
Glossary: Glossary: Chapter 3
A

acronym

A special type of shortening which takes the first sound from each of several words and makes a new word from those initial sounds.

B

back-formation

Creation of a new word by removal of a suffix.

blending

A word formation process in which parts of two familiar words are yoked together (usually the first part of one word and the second part of the other) to produce a word which combines the meanings and sound of the old ones.

C

clipping

A way of shortening words or phrases by clipping off some part of a word and throwing away the rest.

coinage

Creation of a new word witout basing it on some pre-existing word or part of a word.

compound

A word that consists of more than one root morpheme.

conversion

A word formation process in which a word is assigned to a new word class without any change in form.

D

diatonic words

A special case of conversion which preserves the sounds, but changes the stress.

E

eponym

A new word based on a name.

I

initialism

An abbreviation where each letter is pronounced individually.