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1. Identify the morphemes in the following text. She was inexperienced and needed a guiding hand.
2. What is a lexeme in comparison to a word? (State the difference between a word and a lexeme.)
3. Compare the following affixes as to their degree of productivity: pre and dom
4. Analyze the following dictionary definition of the word and state the category, property and function
features: ‘gibbon’: a small ape with long arms that lives in SE Asia
5. Analyze the English word cabin in its assimilated Serbian form:
6. Explain differential meaning. Consider the following minimal pair: sultan – sultana. State the
distinguishing meaning component in question.
7. State to which figure of speech the following definition refers: the use of the name of one object or
concept for that of another which it is related, or of which it is a part –
8. Illustrate homonymy using examples of the –ly suffix in adjective and adverb formation.
9. Consider the following sets of words and classify them according to f province: 1. Morpheme,
lexicology, neurolinguistics, LAD, nucleus, 2. Securities, invoice, shareholder, payee, debit
10. The name for a loose-fitting jacket and trousers for sleeping is pyjamas. Fill in the blank using the
word of Indian origin.
11. Many of the everyday English words such as bagel, klutz and kibitz are terms from Yiddish. (insert
the name of the language)
12. When verbs are converted into nouns the stress usually shifts from the second to the first syllable.
Provide examples.
13. Assign the appropriate semantic marker (‘purpose’, ‘habitual’, ‘habitual and profession’ and
‘species’) to the following words:
14. Pinpoint and explain the example of word play in the following joke: Two vultures board an airplane,
each carrying two dead raccoons. The stewardess looks at them and says: I’m sorry, gentleman, only
one carrion allowed per passenger!’
15. What is the difference between colloquial speech and slang?
16. Give two examples illustrating Cockney rhyming slang and provide their stylistically neutral
17. Suffixes –ist, -an and –ian are used to form nouns associated with people. Provide examples.
18. Adverb particles can be found in imperatives and exclamations. Provide examples.
19. The book English Word-Formation by L. Bauer was published by Cambridge University Press Before
or after? Before the year 2000.
20. Give two examples of analogical formations in English (e.g. e-mail - snail-mail, landscape -
21. Rephrase the following so that you use a compound adjective: financed by the state, plated with
silver, lit by the candles, written by hand.