Word Formation in English: Derivation and Compounding

Sanel Hadžiahmetović Jurida


Within the broad field of word formation in English, the paper outlines particular available means for production of new meanings in established forms of words in the English language. More specifically, the paper presents two major types of production of complex forms (derivation and compounding), with accompanying definitions and generalisations which are substantiated with relevant examples which are further discussed and analysed.


English word formation; derivation; compounding

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