AQA AS English Language revision notes

Introducing language.

This includes frameworks, power and technology with a little information on gender (only spoken discourse).

My teacher suggested to me to only revise two language in social contexts so...

all of the information is there for POWER and TECHNOLOGY.

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A Level
English
Language
revision
notes
[AS level only]
Bethany Cunningham

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Thi
s
is
for
AS
level
Engl
ish
Language
not
es and
thi
s i
s f
oll
owed
fr
om
the
speci
fi
cat
ion
and
revi
si
on
fr
om
col
lege.
Ther
e
ar
e al
so
summa ry
sect
ions
rel
eased
separ
atel
y.
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN QUESTION 1 AND 2?
KEY WORDS
Key word Definition
Morpheme Unit of meaning.
Subst
it
uti
on Replacing lexical items.…read more

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I
t
is
also
possi
ble
to
consi
der
text
s as
examples
of
dist
inct
ive
kinds
of
language
use whi
ch
have
recogni
sabl
e f
eat
ures
or
convent
ions
(genr
e)
and i
t
is
impor
tant
to
bear
i
n mind
the r
ea der
s or
l
ist
eners
for
whom t
he t
ext
i
s pr
oducedaudi
ence.…read more

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INTRODUCTION TO LEXIS
Lexi
s can
be
broken
down
int
o mor
phemesthese
are
the
uni
t
of
meani
ng.
Ther
e ar
e f
our
di
ff
erent
t
ypes
of
mor
phemes:
f
ree,
dependent
,
bound
and
grammat
ical
.
Fr
ee/
independentt
hese
mor
phemes
can
stand
on
thei
r
own.
Dependent
/boundt
hese
can
be
att
ached
to
other
mor
phemes.
Grammat
icalt
hese
give
grammat
ical
i
nfor
mat
ione.
g.…read more

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DISCOURSE STRUCTURE
Thi
s
expl
ains
how t
ext
s ar
e put
i
n t
oget
her
.
Di
scou r
se st
ruct
ure Key f
eatures Exampl
es
Li
st/
inst
ruct
ions Logi
cal
p r
ogression
through
stages,
Reci
pes,
i
nstr
uct
ions
and
gui
des.
use
of i
mp erat
ive
verbs
to i
nst
ruct
,
gui
de.
Probl
em sol
uti
on I
denti
fi
e s
a probl
em. Product
adver
ti
sements
.…read more

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Di
scour
se
mar
ker
I
t
signal
s a shi
ft
i
n conversati
on and t
opic OK,
r
ight
t
hen,
so,
but
ar
ea s.
I
t
can
also
be
used as a
count
e r
argume nt
.
Fi
ll
ers Non verbal
sounds t
h at
act
l
ike
pa uses
in Err
,
um
speech,
they ar
e quit
e natur
al
an d
they
may si
gn al
uncert
aint
y.…read more

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Shape
of
the
text
r
eader
uses
knowl
edge
to
hel
p i
dent
if
y t
he
pur
pose
and
meani
ng
of
a t
ext
.
I
mages
Iconi
c or
symbol
ic.
Add
a meani
ng?
I
conic
Signs
D i
rect
pi
ctur
e of
t
he
thi
ng
it
r
epr
esent
s.
Provi
des
a basi
c r
efer
ence
for
t
he
reader
.
Tend
to
be
simpl
e and
st
rai
ghtf
orward.…read more

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Ambi
gui
ty:
coul
d t
her
e be
any
conf
usi
on
about
t
he
meani
ng?
Language
change:
how l
anguage
has
changed
over
t
he
year
s?
E.g.…read more

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They
are
also
singl
e wor
d compounds
w hi
ch
now peopl
e no
longer
t
hink
these
as
compounds
but
one
w or
d.
E.
g.
rai
ncoat
5.
N ouns
can al
so
be
for
me d
w i
th
an
adj
ect
ive
(e.
g.
greenhouse)
if
t
hey
are
rear
ranged
then
they
can
somet
imes
have
a
complet
ely
dif
fer
ent
meani
ng.
6.…read more

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ADJECTIVES AND ADVERBS
BACKGROUND ON ADJECTIVES AND ADVERBS
Rediscover grammar by David Crystal:
Adj
ect
i
v es
can
be
used
as
a compl
ement
,
bef
ore
the
noun,
ver
b l
ess
clauses
and
exclamat
ions.
Types
of
adj
ecti
ves ar
e base
(bi
g),
compar
ati
ve
(bi
gger
)
and
super
lat
ive
(bi
ggest
).…read more

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Grace


hi have you got any annoted English language papers?

Grace


hi have you got any annoted English language papers?

Bethany Cunningham

Sorry for the late reply (I don't get notifications for when you reply), I don't think it will help now but it may help others who are looking for these.

All of the exam papers are located on the AQA website and the revision notes I have made are for spec B.

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