Lexical Features

Lexical Field?
A group of words with associated meanings and uses.
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Semantic Field?
A set of words that refer to a specific subject.
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Denotation?
The dictionary definition of a word.
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Connotation?
Cultural/emotional associations with a word.
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Hypernyms?
Refer to a large category of words. E.G 'colour'.
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Hyponyms?
A word linked in meaning to another word. E.G 'red'.
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Colloquial Language?
Use of slang, informal language.
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Taboo Language?
Use of inappropriate language, swearwords.
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Polysemic Lexis?
Words that have a range of meanings.
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Euphemism?
A way to avoid offence by using a socially accepted word.
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Synonyms?
Words that are similar in meaning.
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Homonyms?
Words with the same pronounciation but different spelling and meaning.
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Antonyms?
Words with contrasting meanings.
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High Frequency Lexis?
Words that appear often in everyday speech/writing.
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Low Frequency Lexis?
Words not usually used in everyday speech/writing. Tend to be specialist terms.
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Onomatopoeia?
Sound words. E.G 'boom' or 'crash'.
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Hyperbole?
Use of exaggeration for effect.
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Litotes?
Deliberate downplaying of things for effect.
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Lexi's?
Vocab of language. The words and phrases useed in a text.
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Collocation?
Words that are not joined together but tend to be used together.
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Technical Language/Jargon?
Specialist terms often linked with a texts topic. Give authority to the text.
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Compounding?
A word created from two other words joined together. E.G 'dustbin'.
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Repeated Lexi's?
Words that are repeated for consolidation.
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Positive Connotations?
Words associated with a good meaning.
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Negative Connotations?
Words associated with a bad meaning.
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Alliteration?
The same letter/sound at the start of words repeated after eachother.
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Card 2

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A set of words that refer to a specific subject.

Back

Semantic Field?

Card 3

Front

The dictionary definition of a word.

Back

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Card 4

Front

Cultural/emotional associations with a word.

Back

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Card 5

Front

Refer to a large category of words. E.G 'colour'.

Back

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