Key terms for Semantics and Lexicon

Key terms for Semantics and Lexicon

These words form part of the discussion of the readings for this section, and you should become familiar with them. You can find them defined separately in the Glossary in the back of our textbook, as well as the online glossary in our course website. 

lexicon
semantics
metaphor
metonymy
synecdoche
generalization
specialization
subjective
objective
pejoration
amelioration
synaesthesia
euphemism
taboo
calque
back formation

sound symbolism/clang association/phonesthetics/ echoic words