Rick and Dave discuss ways to acquire subject-specific vocabulary and to expand your vocabulary with subtle shades of meaning. Use technology to find words specific to a specific field or use a an old-fashioned book. Learn how to say “infinitesimal,” preferably correctly.
01:07 How can I increase my vocabulary/acquire subject-specific vocabulary?
01:39 Subject-specific vocabulary
03:43 Technical stuff (“antconc”)
10:11 Subject-specific books are out there
11:20 Thesauri for adding shade of meaning
12:55 How not to pronounce “infinitesimal”
16:31 Mix it up!
19:32 Another way not to pronounce “infinitesimal”
19:43 Word games (such as crossword puzzles)
And links to some things we talked about: