Abreviasi dalam Bahasa Inggris

Arie Andrasyah Isa


This study is concerned with a productive word-form process in the morphological
level, such as abbreviation. Through the process of the word form, I intend to find out how to
make new words in using the abbreviation in English. Besides, I intend to review the concept
of abbreviation. The aim of this study is also to observe how the abbreviation can form new
words. The data employed in this study are from newspaper Jakarta Post and Kompas, and
examples provided by the related linguists. With the data exemplified by the linguists and
based on their discussion on abbreviation, I think there are some mistakes on information and
definitions provided by them about the abbreviation. Hence, I try to present and find out new
information about the abbreviation and its types morphologically. As the result of this study,
there are 16 types of abbreviation. They are (1) acronyms, (2) part acronyms, (3) amalgam,
(4) blends, (5) loan blends, (6) element blends, (7) part-whole blends, (8) lexical blends, (9)
separated blends, (10) contraction, (11) letter symbol, (12) clippings, (13) alphabetism, (14)
sycronyms, (15) acronym coinages, and (16) analogical forms.


Morfologi, abreviasi, proses pembentukan kata, bahasa Inggris.

Full Text:



Bauer, Laurie (1988), Introducing Linguistic Morphology. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press.

Beard, Robert (1998), “Derivation”, dalam Andrew Spencer dan Arnold M. Zwicky (ed.), The Handbook of Morphology. Oxford: Blackwell Publisher.

Fromkin, Victoria dan Robert Rodman (1998), An Introduction to Language. Ed. ke-6. Forth Worth: Harcourt Brace College Publishers.

Haspelmath, Martin (2002), Understanding Morphology. London: Arnold.

Joseph, Brian D. (1998), “Diachronic Morphology”, dalam Andrew Spencer dan Arnold M. Zwicky (ed.), The Handbook of Morphology. Oxford: Blackwell Publisher.

Kridalaksana, Harimurti (1993), Kamus Linguistik. Ed. ke-3. Jakarta: PT Gramedia.

Matthews, Peter H. (1997), The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Linguistics. Oxford: Oxford University


O’Grady, William (1997), Contemporary Linguistics: An Introduction. New York: St. Martin’s Press.

Webster, Merriam (2000), Merriam Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary. Ed. ke-10. Springfield, Massachussetts: Merriam-Webster, Inc.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.17510/wjhi.v8i1.251


  • There are currently no refbacks.

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.

Free counters!   https://lh3.ggpht.com/x7QqTfmSv9q5a91R09N98xaZcp2aoVSehSpRIc5ZfwYo28BQ-EsKqXI3pjcRZydxriU=w124 https://abs.twimg.com/icons/apple-touch-icon-192x192.png

View My Stats