The Frequency and Usage of Word Formation Processes in Creating New Terms Pertaining to Coronavirus in Written Discourse COVID-19
Keywords:word formation, Coronavirus, morphology, affixation, compounding.
AbstractLanguage as a living thing is the subject of constant adaptations and it evolves in line with the social changes. Every new situation that humanity faces leads to the creation of new words. This paper deals with the terms used in the newspaper to describe all aspects of the coronavirus situation. The idea is to examine which morphological processes have been applied to create these new terms pertaining to coronavirus. The aim is to determine which morphological processes are currently productive in word formation processes. As the analysis has shown, those are the processes of affixation, compounding and blending and some other processes that will be discussed here. The main focus of this analysis is to determine the most productive word formation process in creating words related to coronavirus nowadays. Also, the goal is to represent certain syntactic features of each process involved in creating new words related to coronavirus pandemic in media.
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Tomić, B., & Novaković, J. Šajinović. (2022). The Frequency and Usage of Word Formation Processes in Creating New Terms Pertaining to Coronavirus in Written Discourse COVID-19. European Journal of Language and Literature, 8(1), 13–23. https://doi.org/10.26417/311xsr60
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