English Language Power terms 1

A mind map to some of the key terms needed for langauge and power.

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  • English Language Power terms.1
    • Political Power: held by politicians, police and people working for the law
    • Personal power: hold power due to occupation or role e.g. teachers and employers
    • Social group: hold power as a result of social variables such as class, gender and age e.g. white, middle class men hold power
    • Instrumental Power: maintain enforce authority
    • Influential Power:  to influence or persuade other
    • Fairclough-power in discourse: ways in which power is displayed in situations through language
    • Fairclough- power behind discourse: focus on social and ideological resons behind enactment of power
    • Ideology: set of belief systems, attitudes or world view held by indiviuals/groups
    • Epistemic modality: contructions expressing degrees of necessity and obligation e.g. modal vebs such as "shall be accepted" and "it will be done"
    • Deontic modality: constructions that express degrees of necessity and obligation e.g. modal verbs such as "retrictions may apply"
    • Synthetic personalisation: advertising + other forms of communication use personalised language e.g. second-person pronoun "you" constructing relationship between text producer and receiver
  • Political Power: held by politicians, police and people working for the law

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