Word formed from the initial letter of a multi-word name like CLIC.
A grammatical structure in which the subject is the actor of the sentence.
A pair or two utterances that follow on from one another in a logical sequence, like Q&A.
A morpheme which is attached to other words to create new words (un – child – like) or to mark a grammatical relationship (go – ing).
A famous reference.
The term used to describe a word phrase, clause or sentence with multiple meanings.
A form of referencing in which a pronoun or noun phrase points forwards to something mentioned later in a discourse. (It was a lovely day, a day to remember).
A term used to describe determiners or pronouns that distinguish one item from another (this/that, these/those).
A lexical item which specifies the number and definiteness of a noun (the, a, some).
Any use of spoken or written language that is longer than a sentence.
A voice hesitation.
A series of rules for conversation;
The relationship between words where the meaning of one form is included in the meaning of another (tree – oak, ash, beech; drink – wine, coffee, water). The inclusive term (tree, drink) is called the super ordinate.
An expression in which the meaning of the whole conveys more than the meaning of the parts.