How Words Change Meaning Essay by The Research Group

How Words Change Meaning
Discusses how the meanings of words change due to cultural and historical beliefs.
# 69882 | 920 words | 3 sources | APA | 2005 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2005 in Literature (General) , Linguistics (General)


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This analysis discusses how the meanings of words change due to cultural and historical beliefs. It also addresses the way words like "nigger," "fag" and "dyke" have the power to oppress when used by dominant cultures against subcultures but they can also be empowering when appropriated by the subcultures they are used against. It also includes five noun phrase appositives and four adjective clauses.

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"Changes in the meaning of words often empower or oppress others. We might look to Naylor's depiction of the word nigger to see how words can serve to empower or impress. Racial slurs are often used to wound or shame ..."

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