Glossary of terms used on this site
A statement presented with no modality — London is the capital of England; Capitalism is organised crime; Europe's economies are struggling.
|Change of state verb||
A verb that suggests a process of change from one thing to another — It has stopped raining; The business expanded its operations.
A word that frequently occurs with or near to another — Brutally with honest; Tall and dark with handsome.
The study of which words — or collocates — tend to occur around certain other words.
A particular aspect in the way a word is understood by the speakers of a language, contributing to its meaning.
The area of linguistics that studies talk in interaction, and particular structures in the way we talk.
A collectionof written and/or spoken language which can be investigated to find patterns in language usage.
The study of corpora to investigate patterns in language usage.
|Critical Discourse Analysis||
A discipline that looks at the social impact of the language we use, in particular through implicit ideologies.