Other grammar words

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  • Created on: 16-05-12 09:28

Collocation

Words that habitually go together:


A: Fish and Chips

B: Mum and Dad

C: Cats and Dogs


Use in Sentence

The repetition of collocation within the story reflects the child audience…

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Connotations:

Psychological or cultural associations with words:


A: The writing was red on the wall - Connotations of blood

B: Sayuri fights everyday - Connotations of war/strength

C: All he did was sit all day - Connotations of laziness - different context: disability

Use in sentence:

The connotations which the colour red creates such as....

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Acronyms

Shortened words to letters:


A: CIA

B: FBI

C: MIB


Use in Sentence:

The use of acronyms make the text more time efficient and is easier for the reader to remember.

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Hyperbole

Exaggeration – usually used in press:


A: There was millions of people there.

B: It was huge

C: It was the best thing that had ever happened to me


Use in Sentence:

The hyperbole exaggerates....

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Pragmatics

Assumed Knowledge on the subject:


For example, in newspaper articles if a story had been covered previously, the author would assume that you know certain facts that had already been covered.


Use in Sentence:

The pragmatics would show how specialised the text is...

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Semantic Field

Group of words that make up a theme of text:

Use in Sentence and Example

Horror genre usually has a semantic field of blood, guts and gore

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Sociolect

Language of a social group  -  This may involve some sort of colloquial language - covet prestige:

A: Init la - Isn't it lad

B: 'Ight Blood - How are you, family?

C: Brav - Brother

Or could include a very strict standard English - overt prestige 

A: How are you?

B: I am fine thank you very much

C: Would you please do the dishes for me?

Use in sentence:

The sociolect within the group is reflected by,,,

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Synonyms

A word or phrase that means exactly or nearly the same as another word or phrase in the same language:


A: Shut is a synonym of close

B: Blue, as in colour, and Blue as in emotion

C: There, Their and They're


Use in Sentence:

The synonym of...emphasises...

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Comments

ben dibb-fuller

just so bad i nearly killed myself.

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