Presentation Title: Do you buy organic? : How semantics has transformed the word "organic"
Section: Language and meaning II
Location: McCardell Bicentennial Hall, 220
Date & Time: Friday, April 19, 2013 - 11:35am - 11:50am
The word organic gets thrown around a lot, be it in packaging, advertising, scholarly writing, or daily speech. Data taken from all of these sources reveal that this word, technically an adjective, has taken on the grammatical role of a noun. Specific linguistic tools have been used by interested parties in the organic movement to effect this transformation, which reveals a great deal about the nature of semantic change in the modern world as well as the ways that language both shapes and reveals the way we think about our food.Â
Type of Presentation: Individual oral
Presentation Area: Independent Scholar
Number of presenters:
Presenter(s): Dodd, April Elaine
Class Year(s): 2013
Sponsor(s): Barashkov, Andrei N.
Dept(s): Independent Scholar Program