Linguistic Library (Mike Green)
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A glossary of linguistic terms, designed for A Level (UK) English Language Students.
- Original glossary written by Steve Campsall - HTML version at http://www.englishbiz.co.uk/
- Edited and converted to moodle form by Mike Green - firstname.lastname@example.org "
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Lexical verbs tell of an action (to hit, to call, to sing)
Stative verbs tell of a state of being (to be - am, is, was, were - to think, hope, seem, appear, feel, etc.).
Lexical choice means nothing more than word choice. It's clearly an important aspect of creating a suitable style or register (i.e. when making language choices suited to a particular genre, context, audience and purpose). It might be easier to think of lexis as referring only to the form of a word - its shape and sound as opposed to its content or meaning. So a text containing many polysyllabic word choices, for example, would suggest it is suited for a more educated or older speaker; another example, rhymed word choices might suggest a text written in a style suitable for a younger child, and so on.
Referring to the study or ways of language and the use of words to create meaning.