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Published by Swets & Zeitlinger in Amsterdam .
Written in English


  • English language -- Word formation.,
  • English language -- Slang.

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Edition Notes

SeriesAnglistische Forschungen,, Heft 42
LC ClassificationsPE25 .A5 Heft 42 1967
The Physical Object
Pagination64 p.
Number of Pages64
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL4924747M
LC Control Number76351060

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Additional Physical Format: Online version: Pound, Louise, Blends, their relation to English word formation. Amsterdam, Swets & Zeitlinger,   Blends, their relation to English word formation. by. Pound, Louise, Publication date. Topics. English language -- Word formation, English language -- Slang. Publisher. Heidelberg: Carl Winter's : Full text of "Blends, their relation to English word formation" See other formats Pound, Louise Blends PE P62 C.I ROBA Ang-listische Forschungen Herausgeg ^or an der hannes Hoops Heft 42 Relation to English Word Formation by Louise Pound, Ph. D. Professor of the English Lai University of Nebraska Heidelberg 19x4 inter's Uni versitHtsbuch ung . contamination, is the name of the process which occurs when at least two lexemes are shortened and joined together disregarding their initial boundaries.

The reproduction of the existing word formation patterns, resulting in new compounds and derivations, is the most productive source of new words in English, followed by blending, i.e. formation of new words by joining two or more parts of words, or whole words, into a new word.   Consonant blends are two or more letter sounds in a row. Some sample consonant blends include: gr, sp, fr, sl, gl, tr. Beginning readers focus on consonant blends words with short vowels like: class, spot, flip, trip, jump, land, hunt. Kids can practice consonant blends with Reading Elephant phonics books with blends.   Word blends can also be formed by overlapping or combining phonemes, which are parts of two words that sound alike. One example of an overlapping word blend is "Spanglish," which is an informal mix of spoken English and Spanish. Blends can also be formed through the omission of phonemes.   Blends based on orthography are called acronyms, which are coined by combining the initial letters of compounds or phrases into a pronounceable new word (NATO, UNESCO, etc.) Simple abbreviations like UK or USA are also quite common." Academic Studies of Word-Formation.

Blending is the word formation process in which parts of two or more words combine to create a new word whose meaning is often a combination of the original words. Below are examples of blending words. advertisement + entertainment → advertainment biographical + picture → biopic. 17 Louise Pound, Blends: Their Relation to English Word Formation, Winter, Heidelberg, 18 The webpage sees the number of new words, especially blends incre-ase daily. Interestingly, the title of the page, žargonaut, is itself a blend . combines two already existing words to create a new word. Examples are text book and football. All word-formation processes mentioned above will be explained in this essay, with a focus on blending. The aim of this essay is to identify new blends that have entered the English language, to examine their structure and to see in what domains they. Word formation - English Grammar Today - a reference to written and spoken English grammar and usage - Cambridge Dictionary.