Shouldn't it be Breakfunch?
A really interesting example of research on morphology is a journal article which looks into blending and blend structure. But before looking at this research, you need to know what these things mean!
What is Blending and Blend Structure?
Blending is a process where a new word is created by combing non-morphemic parts (see column on the right for explanation) of two or more already existing words. These are either shortened and put together or are already overlapping. As you can see in the examples below blends are usually made up by the first part of one word and the last part of another. Some well-known examples in English are:
brunch (breakfast + lunch)
Most speakers don’t realise that blends are actually fusions of words as they are often very well integrated in the language. Did you know that the computer term bit is actually a blend of binary and digit, and modem it put together by modulator and demodulator?
Therefore the Blend Structure is the way in which the two source words have been put together (blended) to form the new word.
Examples of blending in English
While blending may not be considered one of the most productive forms of new word formation, it nonetheless gives us some valuable new words - some of which can be very entertaining!
We've all heard of words such as brunch (breakfast + lunch) and smog (smoke + fog), and probably are very aware that these are the result of blending- but some words become so much a part of our language that we forget their origins!
Glimmer = gleam + shimmer
Moped= motor + pedal
Sitcom= situation + comedy
And then there are the blends that make obscure words, words that wouldn't come about if it weren't for the development of new technology and a developing social culture:
Chexting= cheating + texting
Textpectation = texting + expectation
Flirtationship = Flirting + relationship
Most of these kind of constructions are made for slang use,...