After reading Lerer’s tenth chapter about lexical growth and semantic change, we will do a small assignment on the historical change of meanings.
Please create a blog post called “Semantic change” and choose three of the words listed below. Find a contemporary occurrence of the word (and include the sentence, with a link to where you found it). Then, go to the OED (be sure to authenticate via Databases at the AUB library page if you are off campus). Then in a small paragraph explain how the word has changed meaning over time. Feel free to link to other resources or include media.