A blog for A Level English Language students and teachers. Started in south London, continued in Essex.
Thursday, November 17, 2011
There's a good piece here on the BBC News magazine site about the word disgust and its changing meanings and usage in English. As well as being a good case study of semantic change, it offers an interesting angle on how new analytical methods can be used to track language change, in this case Google n-grams and digital corpus searches.