Language Frameworks

  • Created by: Grace
  • Created on: 26-04-14 15:36

Lexis

Lexis Means Words

1) Lexis is the linguistic term for vocabulary - the words of a language.

2) When you're analysing language, you start by looking at the lexis.

3) It's divided into word classes - also called the parts of speech e.g nouns, verbs, adjectives.

4) Lexis can also be analysed in chunks or phrases, known as lexical phrases. These are well-known groups of words like on the other hand and once upon a time.  

English has been influenced by other languages

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