English Language Categorising Texts

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Step One

Choose a linguistic feature that 2-4 texts share.

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Lexis

The vocabulary system; meaning at word and phrase level (includes semantics)

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Grammar

The structural relationships within and between sentences and utterances

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Phonetics/Phonology

The sounds of English, how they are produced and are described; includes prosody

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Pragmatics

The ways in which social conventions/ implied meanings are encoded in spoken and written language

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Discourse

  • longer stretches of text, looking particularly at aspects of cohesion
  • The way a text creates identities for particular individuals, groups or institutions e.g. The discourse of law, politics, the media
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Graphology

Language as a semiotic system creating meaning through textual design, signs and images

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Register

Situational variation and register: how language varies in relation to audiences, purposes and contexts

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Mode

How language may vary as a consequence of the channel of communication (speech, writing and mixed modes)

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Idiolect

The language style acquired by individuals as a result of their personal characteristics, systems of belief and social experience

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Dialect

The variations in language produced as a result of local community and regional diversity

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Sociolect

Language variations produced by the effects of education, socio-economic class, systems of belief, occupation and membership of social groups

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Step 2

Find examples of this particular linguistic feature in action and give them as EXAMPLES

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Step three

Show your understanding of the groupings by explaining why they have used the feature and subtle differences between their usages

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chandanee


this really helped, thanks!

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