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List the main word-formation processes in English


2. What are the differences between grammatical and lexical suffixes?
3. Why are suffixes the heads of affixed words?
4. Give examples of category-changing prefixes.
5. Discuss -ING as a grammatical and as a lexical suffix.
6. What are compounds? How do they differ from affixed words?
7. Give examples of NN, AN, AA, PP, VPrt, VV, VN compounds.
8. What are verbal compunds? What are the main types? How do they differ from the previous group?
9. Analyze the following compunds: groundbreaking, breathtaking, law abiding, money laundering,
homecoming, cheese-pairing, far reaching, washing machine, walking stick, reading room, fishing line,
working day, dining room, bird watching, trainspotting, dish washer, fortune teller, ladykiller,
peacemaker, water carrier, moneylender, seafarer, treasure hunter, warmonger, nutcracker, wine growing,
early riser, record player, streetwalker, rope dancer, fox hunting, ring leader, tiebreaker, icebreaker,
babysitter, awe-stricken, heartfelt, homemade, heartbroken, bedridden.
10. What are portmanteau words? Give examples.
11. Acronyms. Types of acronyms. Their morphology and their pronunciation.
12. Analyze the following compounds, specify the meaning of their component parts and identify the
languages they come from:
symphony, autonomy, democracy, hippodrome, cosmodrome, xenophobia, acrophobia, centimetre,
hectometre, geology, pedagogy, cephalopod, dialogue, lexicography, pornography, philology, Anglophile,
atheist, theocracy, geometry, hippopotamus, orthodoxy, stomatology, caligraphy, archeology, acrophobia,
acropolis, claustrophobia, logorrhea, hypothermia, thermometre, atom, septicemia, rhinitis, Christophor,
manicure, orthopedics, dinosaur, plutocracy, zoomorphic, echography, pathology, sympathy, catastrophe,
monolith, anamnesis, anachronism, catalogue, metaphor, paranoia, oligophrenia