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WORD FORMATION
WORD FORMATION
CONVERSION
CONVERSION

Word formation/compounding

In linguistics, word formation is the creation of a new word.

There are various kinds of Word Formation:

1)

Compound (a word formed by stringing together older words, like earthquake).

2)

Blending (a word formed by joining parts of two or more older words, like smog, which comes from smoke and fog)

3)

Clipping (taking part of an existing word, like forming ad from advertisement).

4)

Conversion (forming a new word from an existing identical one, like forming the verb green from the existing adjective).

Analyze These Sentences

Johny xeroxed the article for his class yesterday. Lisa likes to microwave her lunch. The chef googles a recipe. She facebookes her new boyfriend everyday.

The class is clean. The janitor cleaned it few hours ago.

I’m bottling the water. I’ve buttered the bread. Watching this film is a must.

CONVERSION
CONVERSION

In

linguistics,

conversion,

also

called

zero

derivation; specifically, is the creation of a word from an existing word without any change in form.

CONVERSION
CONVERSION

Often a word of one lexical category (part of speech) is converted to a word of another lexical category; for example, the noun green in golf (referring to a putting-green) is derived ultimately from the adjective green.

Conversions from adjectives to nouns and conversely are both very common and unnotable in English; much more remarked upon is verbing, the creation of a verb by converting a noun or other word (e.g., the adjective red becomes the verb to red).

Verbification

Verbification, or verbing, is the creation of a verb from

a noun, adjective or other word. Verbification is a type of functional shift. It is also a form of derivation, and

may involve any of the various derivational processes.

In

English,

verbification

typically

involves simple

conversion of a non-verb to a verb.

True/False

Conversion is forming a new word from an existing identical one, like forming the verb bottle from the existing noun.

Verbification, or verbing, is the creation of a verb from a noun, adjective or other word.

In linguistics, conversion, also called zero derivation.

Verbification typically involves simple conversion of a non-verb to a verb.

Lisa likes to microwave her lunch. The word “microwave” is the example of Verbing.

True/False

I’m bottling the water. The word “water” is the example of Conversion.

Anita is watering the garden. The word “watering” is the example of Conversion.

Watching this film is a must. The word “must” is the example of Conversion.

The class is clean. The janitor cleaned it few hours ago. The word “cleaned” is the example of Conversion.

She texted her new boyfriend. The word “texted” is the example of Conversion.