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11: lesson 1

Aspects of Language

archaic no longer used or applicable: ancient
argot informal, specialized vocabulary or expressions of a particular group
connotation ideas or meanings suggested by a word; associations beyond the literal meaning
denotation the most direct or specific meaning of a word
idiom a nonliteral expression
jargon a specialized vocabulary of a professions or trade
pidgin a simplified form of speech developed from two or more languages
semantics the study of meaning and word interpretation; the exact meaning of a word
standard established language used by educated speakers; a measure of quality
vernacular everyday language; native language of a place or region
Created by: SCJVSEnglish