Thursday, October 25, 2007

In linguistics, clipping is the word formation process which consists in the reduction of a word to one of its parts (Marchand:1969). Clippings are, also, known as "shortenings."
Clipping mainly consists of the following types:

Back clipping
Middle clipping
Complex clipping Fore-clipping
Fore-clipping or aphaeresis retains the final part.
Clipping (lexicography)

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