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Term Definition
Lexis and semantics Words and their meanings
Grammar Structural relationships within and between
Phonology and phonetics Sounds and pronunciation
Graphology Layout
Register Audience, Purpose and context
Mode Channel of communication
Discourse How text fits together as a whole
Pragmatics How a text is affected by society
jargon Technical language
idiolect Language of an individual
sociolect Particular to people with certain socio-economic
dialect Regional pronunciation and words
accent Variations in pronunciation
RP ­ Received pronunciation The way the Queen speaks
Standard English Correct written English
Code switching Alter language depending on context/situation
Conjunctions Connectives
Prepositions Define relationships between things
Determiners Gives specific kinds of info about a noun e.g.
quantity or possession
Count Nouns Can be counted
Mass nouns Can't be counted
Conversational Discourse Multi speaker discourse
Narrative Discourse One speaker discourse
Etymology Study of words
Singular nouns
Plural nouns
Irregular nouns Don't follow `s' or `es' ending
Regular nouns
premodifiers Description before noun
Post modifiers Description after nouns
Common nouns ­ three types
Concrete nouns Physically seen
Abstract nouns Emotions, concepts, qualities
Collective nouns Groups
Regular adjective
Comparative adjective End in `er'
superlative End in `est'
infinitive Dictionary form
Main verb Main action of a sentence
Auxiliary verb Support main verb
Past, present, future tenses
Subordinating Conjunctions Link a main clause to a less important/
subordinate clause

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Coordinating conjunctions Connect clauses (units) that have equal status
Interrogative pronouns Which, what, whose, who
Personal pronouns I, me, we, us, you etc
Demonstrative pronouns This, these, that, those
Determiners (4 types)
Articles The = definite article a= indefinite article
Numerals One. Two, first, second
Possessive pronouns My, your, his, hers, ours
Quantifiers Few, many , enough
Epistemic modal auxiliary verbs Express possibility ­ shall, will, could
Deontic modal auxiliary verbs Express obligation ­ should, must
Slang Non standard lexis
Latinate or Germanic vocab.…read more

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Stand first Intro
Reverse out White on black background
deictic Importance of shared context
Person deictic Us, them etc
Spatial deictic e.g. there, here etc
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Dual purpose Text with two purposes
ellipsis Missing out words or ...…read more

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Disjointed constructions e.g. He knows about computers ­ how to fix
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Bloggers Use web logs/blogs
Pre-closing sequences Signals one (or both) speaker wishes to end the
Metatalk Talk that draws attention to the act of talking
itself e.g.…read more


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