Glossary of terms used on this site
The study of the meaning of linguistic expressions.
A piece of speech that performs an action, e.g. a declaration, an announcement or a blessing.
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The way in which the speech and thought of others are represented in spoken or written language.
A word that has a more or less identical meaning to another, except for a difference in style — Toilet and loo; Roll and bap; Alcohol and booze.
The relationship between two words — synonyms — that are more or less identical.
The set of rules governing how sentences are constructed.