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Meaning of lexis ?

Words

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Meaning of semantics ?

Meaning of words

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Meaning of Lexical field ?

A group of words

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Meaning of representation?

The depiction through word choices of a person, item of issue that is partially biased or stereotypical.

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Meaning of figurative language ?

Language that doesn't literally or always clearly give information

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Meaning of literal language ?

Opposite to figurative language, fact based language

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Meaning of Colloquial language ?

Informal language

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Meaning of Emotive language ?

When the writer try's to make the reader emotional

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Meaning of collocation ?

Two existing words put together with and /or between and make a new phrase e.g boys and girls

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Meaning of Euphemism ?

Use of mild language to soften the impact to sound more polite e.g passed away for death

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Meaning of Dysphemism ?

Opposite to euphemism, so using the offensive vocabulary and not softening impact

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Meaning of archaic lexis ?

Old fashioned words

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Meaning of obsolete lexis ?

Words that are no longer used ( they have died out )

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Meaning of borrowings ?

Words from another language that haven't been translated but are still used by English speakers e.g pizza

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Meaning of Polysyllabic lexis ?

Words with more than one syllable

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Meaning of Monosyllabic lexis ?

Words with only one syllable

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Meaning of taboo lexis ?

Swearing

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Meaning of vulgarism ?

Not as bad as swearing e.g crap

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Meaning of dialect ?

Different accents

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Meaning of standard English ?

The correct English

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Meaning of connotation ?

The association you get with a word

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Meaning of denotation ?

It's the literal meaning

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Meaning of Initialism ?

When you pronounce each letter of a word e.g NHS

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Meaning of Acromysation ?

When you say letters that stand for something as a full word e.g NASA

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Meaning of eponym ?

When something has the name of a creator e.g a biro pen

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Meaning of blending ?

When you take two words and put them together e.g brunch

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Meaning of shortening ?

When you shorten a full word e.g brother->bro

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Meaning of affixation ?

When you put pre or post before a word

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Meaning of Compounding ?

When you put two words together that can stand alone e.g football