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Blending in morphology

here, just a little explanation of the blending in Morphology, I made this for a presentation of morphology and syntax class. Hope that can be useful for all learner. thanks

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Blending in morphology

  1. 1. BLENDING Blending is the process of forming a word by combining parts of words. In blending you sound out a sound or phoneme and combine it with the next sound or phonemes of a word form the word itself.
  2. 2. Here are some e.g. of blending • Glimmer = gleam + shimmer • Moped= motor + pedal • Sitcom= situation + comedy • Chexting= cheating + texting • Textpectation = texting + expectation • Flirtationship = Flirting + relationship • newscast = news + broadcast
  3. 3. Formation Most blends are formed by one of the following methods: 1. The beginning of one word is added to the end of the other (see portmanteau). For example, brunch is a blend of breakfast and lunch. ■ simultaneous + broadcast→simulcast (3, exception) ■ smoke + fog →smog ■ spoon + fork →spork 2. The beginning of two words are combined. For example,cyborg is a blend of cybernetic and organism.
  4. 4. 3. Two words are blended around a common sequence of sounds. For examples, the word californication, from a song by the Red Hot Chili Peppers, is a blend of California and fornication, and the word motel is a blend of motor and hotel
  5. 5. 4. Multiple sounds from two component words are blended, while mostly preserving the sounds’ order. Poet Lewis Carroll was well known for these kinds of blends. An example of this is the word slithy, a blend of lithe and slimy.This method is difficult to achieve and is considered a sign of Carroll’s verbal. A recent example is stagflation, a blend of stagnation and inflation.
  6. 6. When two words are combined in their entirety, the result is considered a compound word rather than a blend. For example, bagpipe is a compound, not a blend, of bag and pipe.

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