What is word formation?
In my point of view, word formation is study about the ne word formation w words even thought we never hear before and understand it well but it does not make a difficulty to solve what the new word is. For example : spangler, spanglerish, spanglerism,,spanglering or spanglered.
The study of the origin and history of a word is known as its etymology, a term which,
like many of our technical words, comes to us through Latin, but has its origins in
Greek (e´tymon “original form” + logia “study of”), and is not to be confused with
entomology, also from Greek (e´ntomon “insect”). When we look closely at the etymologies
of less technical words, we soon discover that there are many different ways in
which new words can enter the language. We should keep in mind that these processes
have been at work in the language for some time and a lot of words in daily use today
were, at one time, considered barbaric misuses of the language. It is difficult now to
understand the views expressed in the early nineteenth century over the “tasteless
innovation” of a word like handbook, or the horror expressed by a London newspaper
in 1909 over the use of the newly coined word aviation. Yet many new words can cause
similar outcries as they come into use today. Rather than act as if the language is being
debased, we might prefer to view the constant evolution of new words and new uses of
old words as a reassuring sign of vitality and creativeness in the way a language is
shaped by the needs of its users.
Etymology is the study of the origin and history of a word ,