Flashcards in Lexis & Semantics Deck (29):
Meaning of lexis ?
Meaning of semantics ?
Meaning of words
Meaning of Lexical field ?
A group of words
Meaning of representation?
The depiction through word choices of a person, item of issue that is partially biased or stereotypical.
Meaning of figurative language ?
Language that doesn't literally or always clearly give information
Meaning of literal language ?
Opposite to figurative language, fact based language
Meaning of Colloquial language ?
Meaning of Emotive language ?
When the writer try's to make the reader emotional
Meaning of collocation ?
Two existing words put together with and /or between and make a new phrase e.g boys and girls
Meaning of Euphemism ?
Use of mild language to soften the impact to sound more polite e.g passed away for death
Meaning of Dysphemism ?
Opposite to euphemism, so using the offensive vocabulary and not softening impact
Meaning of archaic lexis ?
Old fashioned words
Meaning of obsolete lexis ?
Words that are no longer used ( they have died out )
Meaning of borrowings ?
Words from another language that haven't been translated but are still used by English speakers e.g pizza
Meaning of Polysyllabic lexis ?
Words with more than one syllable
Meaning of Monosyllabic lexis ?
Words with only one syllable
Meaning of taboo lexis ?
Meaning of vulgarism ?
Not as bad as swearing e.g crap
Meaning of dialect ?
Meaning of standard English ?
The correct English
Meaning of connotation ?
The association you get with a word
Meaning of denotation ?
It's the literal meaning
Meaning of Initialism ?
When you pronounce each letter of a word e.g NHS
Meaning of Acromysation ?
When you say letters that stand for something as a full word e.g NASA
Meaning of eponym ?
When something has the name of a creator e.g a biro pen
Meaning of blending ?
When you take two words and put them together e.g brunch
Meaning of shortening ?
When you shorten a full word e.g brother->bro
Meaning of affixation ?
When you put pre or post before a word