- Created by: Natalie
- Created on: 06-05-11 21:06
AQA English Language and Literature Terminology
Learning and using this terminology in your English exam will guarentee success!!
(as long as you use it correctly..DUH!)
I hope this helps you revise :D
Colloquialism- Informal words or phrases/slang (used mainly in conversation) e.g.- 'y'all', 'gonna', 'wanna' etc.
Definite Article- Introduces a noun phrase and implies that the 'thing' mentioned has already been explained, or is commonly known e.g.- 'I just watched the new Harry Potter film' , 'That's Josh's phone, Hayley just rang.'
Deictic Expression- The context/ meaning of a situation is only known by the people involved. e.g.- I ask 'Will you be there?' It is unlikely for a person who is not in the conversation to know were 'there' is. -'Pass me that'
Diachronics- That language changes overtime (archaic) e.g.- 'Thou shall not kill' would nowadays translate to 'You should not kill'
Didactic Tone- Usually to instruct or teach, have moral, sometimes boring (seems like you are being spoken to/at) e.g.- The 10 Commandments, Rules, You should not lie etc.
Ellipsis- The omission of part of a sentance e.g.- 'Hope you get well soon' (the 'I' is missing), also 'Going shop?' correctly should be 'Are you going to the shop?'
Graphology- The layout, presentation of a text e.g.- How is it set out? Using:
Paragraphs, Columns, Stanzas…