Shortening in English: Clipping and Blend Identification

Чумак, Л. М. (2011) Shortening in English: Clipping and Blend Identification. XVI TESOL – Ukraine International Conference: Current Studies in English: Linguistics and Methodology Perspectives: збірник наукових праць (англ. м.). p. 38.

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Shortening is considered a very productive word-building process. It is the dropping of the part of a word so as to produce a new and shorter word of the same or different meaning. In English, shortenings may be presented by acronyms, abbreviations, initialisms, clippings, blends, and back-formations. Each of them has its own pattern, but it is sometimes difficult to identify a given shortening. The following paper concentrates on the specific word-formation processes “clipping” and “blending”.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: word-building process, shortening, clipping, blending
Subjects: P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics
Divisions: Educational and Research Institute of Foreign Philology > Department of English Language and Applied Linguistics
Depositing User: О.І. Янчук
Date Deposited: 24 Dec 2014 17:06
Last Modified: 24 Dec 2014 17:06

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