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Do both the lexical change(invention, blending, abbreviation, acronym, etc) and derivation belong to word-formation?

  • Depends on what you mean by "word-formation". If you mean "where do words come from?" then the answer is yes. If you mean something like "what are the rules describing permissible words?" then the answer is probably no. – jlawler Aug 21 '16 at 0:03
  • Thank you. But I am still confused that why we often refer Derivational Morphology to Word-formation? – user13872 Aug 21 '16 at 1:53

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