Sunday, October 23, 2011

TKT Módulo 1 Lexis

Lexis 

Definition from a dictionary:
Lexis (linguistics) words; vocabulary.

Here is my own review:

Two important things to consider:



1. Words sometimes have several denotations. The context in which we are writing or speaking makes it clear wich meaning we are using.


2. Words can also change their denotations according to what part of the speech they are. (Clear adj. or to clear verb)


Lexis=words 
are
a) individual words.
b) set of words.   
That have meanings.

Meanings
a) describe the idea or thing.
b) can be figurative.
c) have a context or situation.
d) Meanings are created by
  • prefixes
  • suffixes
  • compound words
  • collocations
e) Can be grouped into:
  • synonyms
  • antonyms
  • lexical sets