AS English Language and Literature Key Terms

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Written account of a spoken conversation

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DIALECT


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The words you use 

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ACCENT

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The way you sound and say words 

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ELLIPSIS

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Missing words from a sentence 

'Gonna come out tonight?' instead of 'Are you going to come out tonight?'

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IDIOLECT

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Personal Language Map

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LEXIS

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Words

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PRONUNCIATION

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Stresses and emphasis put on parts of words

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TOPIC LOOP

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Diverting a topic but coming back to the same topic previously spoken about 

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UTTERANCE

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The spontaneous speech in a transcript 

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DEICTIC-POINTING

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In a transcript the pointing effect 

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FILLED PAUSES

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'Urm' 'Err'

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FILLERS

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'Like' 'You know'

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ELISION

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A grammatically incorrect statement/utterance 

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NEOLOGISM

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A new word 

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DOUBLE NEGATIVES

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Two negatives words in the same sentence 

'I did not do nothing'

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PHATIC UTTERANCE

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A phrase that is meaningless 

'You know' 'Hello, how are you' 'See you later'

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STANDARD ENGLISH

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The right and proper way to pronounce and write words

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UNVOICED PAUSES

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(1'') (2'') (0.2) (.) 

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UNINTENTIONAL REPETITION

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'Where where did you go'

Unintentionally repeating a word or phrase 

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DIGRESSION

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Where a topic/theme is deviated from 

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DEITIC EXPRESSIONS

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Pointing function, reference to immediate context 

Often relates to time and place 

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DISJOINTED CONJUNCTIONS

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Would appear clumsy if written 'French and that' 

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COLLOQUIAL WORDS AND EXPRESSIONS

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'Mate' 'Chuck' 

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FALSE START CHANGES

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Changes from one grammatical construction to another 

'I want to will you marry me?'

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