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Defintions of key Lexis and semantic terms

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Lexis and semantic

1. Multimodal texts

2. Context of reception

3. Context of production

4. Actual reader

5. Implied reader

6. Implied writer

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Lexis and semantic

1. texts that combine word, image and/or sound to produce meaning

2. Situation where text is read

3. Situation where text is produced

4. any reader who engages with text

5. reader text producer has in mind

6. image of a writer reader may have in mind

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Lexis and semantic

1. Multi-purpose

2. Dual - purpose

3. Primary purpose

4. Secondary purpose

5. Sociolect

6.  Discourse community

7. Register

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Lexis and semantic

1. text with more than one purpose

2. text with two clear defined purpose

3. main reson text has been produced

4. secondary reason

5. distinct language as a result of a social group

6. a group with shared valuse and shared ways of using language

7. variety of language appropriate to particular purpose and context - informal register / formal register

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Lexis and semantic

1. Tenor

2. Dialect

3. Accent

4. Jargon

5. Colloquialism

6. Slang

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Lexis and semantic

1. relationship between producer and receiver

2. language varity of geographical region / social background - shown by variations in vocab and grammar

3. ways in which words are pronounced according to region

4. Specialist terminology - may exclude others

5. Informal terms used in everyday language

6. colloguial laguage particular to individuals / groups

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Lexis and semantic

Name the type of pronoun that matches these examples...

1. I, you, she, they

2. My, his, our, their

3. Myself, himself, themselves

4. This, these, that, those

5. who, whom , which

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Lexis and semantic

1. Personal

2. Possesive

3. Reflexive

4. Demonstrative

5. Relative

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Lexis and semantic

1. Base form

2. Comparative

3. Superlative

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Lexis and semantic

1. simple form of adjective - small

2. form for comparing two items - smaller / more small

3. adjectives inflected with est / most - smallest / most small

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Lexis and semantic

Which function of lexical connectors fits with the examples...

1. and, also, too, in addition

2. so, therfore, thus, as a result

3. smilarly, likewise, also, but, yet, on the contrary, whereas

4. later, next, now, soon afterwards

5. firstly, then, finally

6. in conclusion, on the whole

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Lexis and semantic

1. Additon

2. Consequence

3. Comparative

4. Temporal

5. Enumeration

6. Summative

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Lexis and semantic

1. referencing

2. anaphoric referencing

3. cataphoric referencing

4. substitution

5. ellipsis

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Lexis and semantic

1. when lexical items replace those already mentioned / about to be mentioned

2. referecing back to an already stated lexical item

3. referencing forwards to a lexical item

4. replacing one set of lexical item for another

5. missing out a word / words in a sentence

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Lexis and semantic

1. Semantic / lexical fields

2. Euphemism

3. Dysphemism

4.Hyponymy

5. Subordinate

6. Superordinate

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Lexis and semantic

1. lexical items similar in meaning

2. socially accepted word / phrase used to avoid talking about something potentially distasteful

3. a harsh 'to-the-point' sometime taboo term

4.term for the hierarchical structure that exists between lexical items

5. 'lower' word in hyponymic chain - more specific lexical item

6.  'higher' word in hyponymic chain - more general lexical item

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Lexis and semantic

1. Figurative laguage

2. Conceptual Metaphor

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