Note: for any exercise that asks you to write out something, bring your written work to section.
|KEYTERMS||A set of key terms for the study of semantics and lexicon.|
|EUPHEMISMS||An exercise that asks you to create as many euphemisms as you can for several terms.|
|Oxford English Dictionary exercises, using the online third edition of the OED. (Please note that the OED link on the exercise that pops up is faulty. Use the link here.)|
|When words change meaning, they often do so in one of a few standard ways. This lesson tells you what those ways are, and then asks you about the nature of the changes affecting a few modern English words. Bring the completed exercise to section.|
|More exercises to complete illustrating metonymy, synecdoche, and other semantic changes. Bring the completed exercise to section.|
|Go to the lead article of the New York Times OR the Harvard Crimson, and locate as many metaphors as you can in the first three sentences. If you come up empty-handed, keep reading until you find a metaphor. The lead article is usually on the top left-hand side.|