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Paper 3 Question 1- Language Change

Quiz by Camryn A. Meckley

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  • Q1

    forming a new word from an existing word, often by adding a prefix or suffix, such as '-ness' or '-un'

    Conversion

    Blending

    Broadening

    Derivation

    30s
  • Q2

    a group of letters added to the beginning of a word to make a new word

    Prefix

    Backformation

    Acronym

    Coinage

    30s
  • Q3

    a group of letters added at the end of a word to make a new word

    Graphology

    Suffix

    Neologism

    Noun

    30s
  • Q4

    the part of a word which cannot be changed and which can be added to for a change in meaning

    Clipping

    Neuter

    Borrowing

    Root/Stem

    30s
  • Q5

    the contraction of a phrase, word, or part of a word

    Inflection

    Pejoration

    Compounding

    Blending/Telescoping

    30s
  • Q6

    word formation by removing some segments of an existing word to create a synonym

    Coinage

    Protolanguage

    Clipping

    Amelioration

    30s
  • Q7

    the introduction of specific words, constructions, or morphological elements from one language to another

    Discourse

    Eponym

    Borrowing

    Reduplication

    30s
  • Q8

    when a word takes on a more negative connotation over time

    Pejoration

    Suffix

    Amelioration

    Derivation

    30s
  • Q9

    the process by which meaning of a word changes to become more positive

    Amelioration

    Collocation

    Narrowing

    Root/Stem

    30s
  • Q10

    when the meaning of a word becomes broader or more inclusive than its earlier meaning

    Syntax

    Derivation

    Broadening

    Transmission

    30s
  • Q11

    when the meaning of a word becomes narrower and more exclusive than its earlier meaning

    Amelioration

    Narrowing

    Etymology

    Archaism

    30s
  • Q12

    in language terms, neither male nor female

    Narrowing

    Root/Stem

    Neuter

    Graphology

    30s
  • Q13

    any form or change of form which distinguishes grammatical forms of the same lexical unit

    Inflection

    Coinage

    Backformation

    Conversion

    30s
  • Q14

    in English language, words which are no longer in everyday use or have lost a particular meaning in current usage

    Computer- Mediated Discourse

    Narrowing

    Reduplication

    Archaism

    30s
  • Q15

    the study of the historical relation between a word and the earlier form or forms from which it has developed

    Graphology

    Etymology

    Archaism

    Linguistics

    30s

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