Homepage of Adrienne Lehrer

Professor Emerita

Personal Statement

My research interests have centered around words: their meanings and how their senses can be extended through metaphor; their relationships to other words, the structure of vocabularies, comparative lexicology; and more recently, creative neologisms, especially blends. My methodology is empirical, and I use questionnaires, texts, observations, and more recently lexical decision tasks. My latest book is Wine and Conversation, Second Edition, 2009.