Introductory Linguistics

I’m taking advantage of the Summer term and taking an intensive version of an introductory Linguistics (Linguistic Analysis) course at the university where I work; I’m basically trading my lunch hour for this class for 6 weeks– good fun!

We’ve just finished week one and we’ll have a quiz on Semantics tomorrow; I’m spending this afternoon reviewing terms like polysemyhomophonygraded/relational/complementary antonyms.  Do you know the difference between extension and intension?  (careful, that’s not ‘intention’!)

We’ll spend the next week looking at phonetics, I know bits and pieces of the IPA but I think I’ll have it decently figured out by this time next week!

“Homophone” in song: