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An Introduction to English Lexicology I

Class at Faculty of Arts |


1. Introduction - defining lexicology, word-formation, basic concepts.

2. Derivation - prefixation

3. Suffixation

4. Confixation (the use of combining forms)

5. Compounding

6. Form reduction (clipping, abbreviation)

7. Form reduction (acronymy, blending, backformation)

8. Conversion

9. Semantic shift

10. Borrowing. Minor word-formation processes

11. Multi-word units

12. Neologisms


An introduction to theoretical and practical description of the English lexicon: The first part of English lexicology, word-formation, provides a survey of the word-formation means employed in the lexicon, its innovation and dynamics.