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THE USE OF BLEND WORDS AND CLIP WORDS AMONG THE UNDERGRADUATE ENGLISH SINGLE-MAJOR AND DOUBLEMAJOR STUDENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MOSTAR

Ivona šetka-Čilić ; Filozofski fakultet Sveučilišta u Mostaru


Puni tekst: engleski pdf 159 Kb

str. 95-115

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Two minor word-formation processes: Clipping and Blending are being discussed in this paper. Despite the fact that Affixation, Compounding and Conversion are the major word-formation processes by which the majority of words in the English language are created, neither Blending nor Clipping should be neglected since they have been increasingly used in recent years, especially among younger population. Hence, that increasing use of these two minor word-formation processes was the main reason for writing this paper. However, not all students have the same knowledge about these processes. Namely, the hypothesis of the paper states that the undergraduate English double-major and single major students of the University of Mostar have better knowledge on Clipping than on Blending, which was confirmed by the research results. Nevertheless, research results also show that in general, undergraduate English double-major students have better knowledge on both of these two word-formation processes, which was actually not a surprise since the exam results in some courses (Morphology, CEL III and CEL IV) in recent years have shown that undergraduate English double-major students take more active participation in classes, and they take their study more seriously (mostly double-major students in two foreign languages) and therefore have better grades, whereas undergraduate English single-major students take less active participation in classes and they take their study less seriously (a research should also be conducted on this topic).

Ključne riječi

Clipping, Blending, Clip words, Blend words, Word-formation

Hrčak ID:

206153

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https://hrcak.srce.hr/206153

Podaci na drugim jezicima: hrvatski

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