As our world continues to change, new words are constantly being formed. In the Viva Vocabulary! series, “New Words: Here Today, Gone Tomorrow: Parts One, Two, and Three,” we looked at 12 processes by which words are created in English (Lems, Miller, and Soro, 2017).
This two-part follow-up article will further examine many of these processes and provide more ideas for teaching them. The focus of this first part will be Coining, Borrowing, Compounding, and Blending. In Part Two, we will look at Clipping, Acronyms and Abbreviations, Conversion, and Paired-Word Sound Play.