Folk etymology

Etymology as a branch of linguistics. The term "folk etymology". Folk etymology as a productive force. Instances of word change by folk etymology. Articles that discuss folk etymologies for their subjects. Examples of folk etymology in common words.

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    автореферат, добавлен 26.11.2009

  • Modern English vocabulary from the point of view of its etymology (origin) may be divided into 3 great groups. Words belonging to the set of native word-stock are for the most part. Periods of French borrowings. Assimilation of borrowings and their types.

    презентация, добавлен 20.10.2013

  • A critical knowledge of the English language is a subject worthy of the attention of all who have the genius and the opportunity to attain it. A settled orthography is of great importance, as a means of preserving the etymology and identity of words.

    курсовая работа, добавлен 14.02.2010

  • Borrowing as a method of new word formation. History of military borrowing from Latin and Old Norse. The etymology and modern functions of military loanwords. The use of borrowed terms in historical fiction and fantasy genre. Non-military modern meanings.

    курсовая работа, добавлен 08.05.2016

  • Slang, style-shifting and sociability; controversial, spectacular social phenomenon. Elements of a colloquial variant of professional or social group. Defining slang, extent and origins of slang. Distinction between slang and colloquialisms, etymology.

    доклад, добавлен 10.02.2010

  • Function words, they characterization. Determiners as inflected function words employed. Preposition "at": using, phrases, examples from "The White Monkey" (by John Galsworthy). Translation, using, examples in literature preposition "in", "of".

    курсовая работа, добавлен 25.11.2011

  • Background on Semantic Change. The Importance of History in Our Own Lives. History Contributes to Moral Understanding. Experience in Assessing Past Examples of Change. Categories of semantic change. Metaphorical extension is the extension of meaning.

    контрольная работа, добавлен 07.06.2012

  • The definition of concordance in linguistics as a list of words used in a body of work, or dictionary, which contains a list of words from the left and right context. The necessity of creating concordance in science for learning and teaching languages.

    контрольная работа, добавлен 18.01.2012

  • The nature of English word stress. Consideration of the degree of stress as the force which gives an idea of the volume, pitch change in voice quality and quantity accented sounds. Examine the extent, trends and features of the English word stress.

    презентация, добавлен 18.10.2015

  • Countable and uncountable nouns. The articles a/an and the belong to a group of words called “determiners”. The problem of using and teaching articles is of great importance for many reasons. Different ways of teaching articles. Testing using articles.

    контрольная работа, добавлен 30.04.2009

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