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Slang and Neologisms: Word Formation Processes

Serena W, PhD
Average rating:5.0Number of reviews:(15)
In this one-time linguistics course in semantics and morphology, students will learn about various word formation processes that produce slang words.

Class experience

Students will learn to describe and identify several word formation processes that are part of morphology and semantics, two major subfields of linguistics.
Students will categorize slang terms into their appropriate word-formation processes.
Students will create an entry for a "slang dictionary" for about 5 popular terms.
PhD in linguistics and 2 years teaching linguistics to this age group on Outschool
Homework Offered
Assessments Offered
Informal assessment in the form of understanding checks throughout the class.
Grades Offered
Average rating:5.0Number of reviews:(15)
I'm Serena, a perennial student. I've got 3 masters degrees, 2 bachelors degrees, and a doctorate! I also have owned 2 companies and my own music studio and lived all over the US. I truly believe I learn more by teaching. I specialize in... 
Group Class


per class
Meets once
55 min

Completed by 4 learners
Live video meetings
Ages: 13-18
1-12 learners per class

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