2. Lexical (by decade)


Show how 15-20 "new" words and phrases in a particular decade (1810s-2000s) and within a particular topic reflect cultural and societal shifts during that time.


SAMPLE PROJECTS (Students; 2010)


  • 20th Century Words (Ayto) [A]

  • Dewdroppers, Waldos, and Slackers: A decade-by-decade guide to the vanishing vocabulary of the twentieth century (Ostler) [A]

  • English through the ages (Brohaugh) [A]

  • Daily life in the United States (Greenwood) [A

    • Greenwood encyclopedia of daily life in America
      Ref E 169.1 .G7553 vol 1-4

    • Daily life in the early American republic, 1790-1820
      E 164 .H44 2004

    • Daily life on the nineteenth century American frontier
      F 596 .J585 1998

    • Daily life in the industrial United States, 1870-1900
      E 168 .H965 2004

    • Daily life in the United States, 1920-1939
      E 169 .K985 2002

    • Daily life in the United States, 1940-1959
      E 169 .K139 2000

    • Daily life in the United States, 1960-1990
      E 169 .O2 M3547 1997