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Linguistics

  • Greek Loanwords in English

    The English language has borrowed extensively from the Greek language beginning during the Germanic period when many words borrowed from Latin...

    Heather JohnsonNovember 9, 2011
  • Latin Loanwords in English

    The English language has borrowed extensively from the Latin language beginning during the Germanic period before English was English through the...

    Heather JohnsonNovember 8, 2011
  • Borrow or Develop?: Enriching the English Vocabulary

    When William Caxton introduced the printing press to England in 1476, English developed into a physical entity (Smith “Early”). Language no...

    Heather JohnsonNovember 7, 2011
  • Linguistic Definition of Suffix

    A suffix is a bound morpheme that attaches to the end of the stem of a word to form either a...

    Heather JohnsonOctober 21, 2011
  • Linguistic Definition of Prefix

    A prefix is a bound morpheme that attaches to the beginning of the stem of a word to form either a...

    Heather JohnsonOctober 20, 2011
  • Linguistic Definition of Affix

    An affix is a bound morpheme that attaches to the stem of a word to form either a new word or...

    Heather JohnsonOctober 19, 2011
  • Linguistic Definition of Inflectional

    Inflectional is an adjective that refers to the formation of a new form of the same word through inflectional affixes. In...

    Heather JohnsonOctober 12, 2011
  • Linguistic Definition of Derivational

    Derivational is an adjective that refers to the formation of a new word from another word through derivational affixes. In English,...

    Heather JohnsonOctober 11, 2011
  • English Vowels: Pronunciation of Vowel Sounds in American English

    American English has sixteen vowel sounds — ten monophthongs and six diphthongs — but only six vowel letters. A monophthong is...

    Heather JohnsonOctober 10, 2011
  • Linguistic Definition of Lexical

    Lexical is an adjective meaning pertaining or relating to the words or vocabulary of a language. Lexical is in contrast to...

    Heather JohnsonOctober 9, 2011

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