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Introd to linguistic Sciences: Word formation processes
Transcript of Introd to linguistic Sciences: Word formation processes
Unit 4 Morphology: Word formation processes
What is a word?
Inmaculada Pineda, PhD
Word order = flexible
combination of bound morphemes with distinct meaning
morphemes have more than one meaning fused into one affix
grammatical info. conveyed by word order and particles
Word Formation Processes
1.- Can you identify the word formation process involved in producing each of these words? Briefly describe each process
Gangster Velcro Sauna Math Earphone rsvp
Electrocute Subconscious Espresso (coffee)
Seesaw To emote motocross
Workaholic To butter ASAP
2.- Find the neologisms in Nelly's song
Identify any slang or taboo words too.