Part 1: Discussion Post Due 02/28
In preparation for this discussion, watch linguist Dr. Anne Curzanâ€™s video titled
What Makes a Word â€œRealâ€? Reflect on what you have learned in this course about word parts, phonology, morphology, and so forth. In your initial post, state what your favorite â€œnewâ€ word is. Ensure to address the following questions:
- What type of formation created this new word?
- To which register does it belong?
- Is it a part of Standard English usage?
- Do you (or will you) use it in all settings or just specific settings?
Part 2: Peer Replies Due 03/01
In your response posts, comment on your peersâ€™ choice of word. Have you heard it before? Do you use this word? How? Do you agree with your peersâ€™ analyses of their word formations and origins? Explain.
Please do not analyze the peer posts. The replies must be personalized and flow as if we are having a conversation.