Semasiology. Semantic Changes.Working definitions:
Semasiology, specialization, generalization, metaphor, metonymy, elevation, degradation, hyperbole, litotes, personification, onomatopoeia, irony, simile.Topics to report:
Semasiology: word and meaning.
Semasiology: meaning and notion.
Causes for semantic changes.
Additional but obligatory topics to report:
The use of metaphor/metonymy in poetry/in prose.
Metaphor/metonymy in newspapers.
Find interesting examples of specialization, generalization, elevation, degradation, hyperbole, litotes, personification, onomatopoeia, irony, simile in Russian, English + Spanish/Chinese (if possible). Explain their meanings and ways of functioning in the language; define the types of the given examples.
Complete the practical task in the printout: p.23, ex.9.1, ex.9.2, ex. 9.3, ex. 9.4