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Lexicology I - Word Formation

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Introduction to Word Formation - basic concepts, typologies

Prefixation & Suffixation

Productivity, WF and corpus linguistics

Compounding & Combining forms

Shortening & Blending


Borrowing and minor word-formation processes

Semantic shift – metaphor, metonymy, etc.

Cognitive aspects of word-formation

Onomasiological approach to WF


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.

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