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I’m trying to learn for my Writing class and I’m stuck. Can you help?Choose words from here:astronomy, encephalitis, pandemic, manicure,complicated, octopus, oligarchy, ambidextrous,antebellum, cervicoaxillary, multigravida, hysterectomy,exophthalmology, phlebosclerosis, pulmolith,antiseptic, thromboembolism, agoraphobia, septemvirate, monologueSemantic ChangeChoose a word you want to learn more about (choose one that we have not discussed in class)
Using an etymological dictionary, or other resource, investigate the range of meanings the word has had over time.
In 250-300 words,explain the way(s) in which the original meaning of the word has changed over time:Provide an overview of the range of meanings the word has had over time
Identify the type of semantic shift the word has undergone as either metaphor or metonymy and provide a detailed explanation of your reasoning (e.g. Why is it metonymy versus metaphor? What aspects of the semantic changes led you to that conclusion?)
Then, identify the result (narrowing, widening, amelioration, pejoration, or some combination) of the semantic shift and provide a detailed explanation of your reasoning (e.g. If it’s narrowing, what led you to that conclusion?)
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This one is not completely about “established words”, but about novel words and phrases, including novel meanings in response to the Coronavirus pandemic (partway through Episode 9 by Tony Thorne). It includes a number of items that certainly involve semantic shifts, despite the difficult situations that have given rise to these novel expressions/meanings:—Tony-Thorne-ej2fan (Links to an external site.)
***To see the purpose and skills this assignment is designed to address, please click here.Criteria for success: See the grading rubric below.Rubric for Written Assignment 3BRubric for Written Assignment 3BCriteriaRatingsPtsThis criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeWriting4 to >3.5 ptsFull MarksOrganization, clear thesis statement(s), complete sentences, coherent paragraphs, proper writing mechanics. Cites sources.3.5 to >2.0 ptsNeeds ImprovementSome minor grammatical problems or some confusing organizational structure. Missing citations (-.5)2 to >0.0 ptsPoorThere is no clear thesis statement, the writing is disorganized, or difficult to follow. Grammar is somewhat incorrect, but notable errors are in structure of the paragraphs and coherency.0 ptsNo MarksMissing4 ptsThis criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeDetails & Reasoning5 to >4.5 ptsFull MarksDescription of type and result of semantic change matches with reasoning (e.g. accurate definitions of types and results of semantic change regardless of logic). Reasoning is logical and sound, explanation for how it fits into the type and results of semantic shift is consistent.4.5 to >3.0 ptsNeeds ImprovementA bit weak in one area (4.5). Weak in both areas (4) Examples: Description of type and result of semantic change matches with reasoning, but may be somewhat unclear in their definitions. Reasoning fits with type and result of semantic change, but may have some logical weakness or be unclear.3 to >2.0 ptsWeakSomewhat weak in both areas Details: may be missing information, either type or result is incorrect (indicating misunderstanding of difference between metaphor and metonymy; or misunderstands narrowing, widening,etc). Reasoning difficult to follow with logical gaps or inconsistencies. Unclear link between final identification and reason for identification. (e.g. the reasoning clearly points towards metonymy, but the student argues for metaphor).2 to >0 ptsWeak/MissingMissing one area, other area is weak.5 ptsThis criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeLength250-300 words1 ptsFull MarksMeets length requirement0 ptsNo MarksDoesn’t meet length requirement1 ptsTotal Points: 10
Requirements: MLA | Essay | 1 pages, Double spaced


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