Lesson 1: Aspects of Language

Archaic

Words that used to be common, however now rarely used (ancient)

Argot

A secret language

Connotation

The mental connections or associations suggested by a word Ex. The word crowd has a more favorable x than the word mob

Denotation

(Dictionary) exact meaning

Idiom

An expression having a SPECIAL MEANING that is not clear from the usual meaning of the individual words in the expression

Jargon

specialized or technical vocabulary used by people in the same profession or field

Semantics

Study of historical changes in the meanings of words

Slang

informal language -occurs most often in casual language

Standard

Conforming to the established language usage in speech or writing, level of requirement

Vernacular

Normal spoken language of a country or region