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- Lexis and Semantics
- Denotative and Connotative meanings: the literal (denotative) and associated (connotative) meanings of words.
- Figurative Language: language used in a non-literal way in order to describe something in another's terms e.g. simile or metaphor.
- Synonyms: words that have equivalent meanings.
- Antonyms: words that have contrasting meanings.
- Semantic Fields: groups of words connected by a shared field of reference.
- Semantic change: the process of words changing meaning, including the following; narrowing, broadening, amelioration, pejoration, semantic reclamation.
- Hypernym: words that label categories, e.g. animal, transport.
- Hyponym: words that can be included in larger, more general categories such as cat, dog=animals.
- Levels of formality: vocabulary styles including slang, colloquialisms, taboo.
- Occupational register: a technical vocabulary associated with a particular occupation or activity.
- Sociolect: a language style associated with a particular social group.
- Dialect: a language style associated with a particular geographical region.
- Neology: the process of new word formation, including the following; blends, compounds, acronyms, initialisms, eponyms.
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