English Language- Question 5

Language in Gender- Women: Hedge Supportive (BCB) Tag Questions Avoid Taboo lexis Speak less Super Politeness Apologise more Use direct quotation More intensifiers Empty Adjectives (lovely, divine) Language for Age: Convergence- happens when an individual adjusts his speech patterns to match people of a differebt group or social identity Divergence- when an individual adjusts his speech patterns to be distinct from those of people belonging to another group Learn key terms link with status Language and Occupation/Status - Link to subject specific lexis/ jargon as a way of getting the upper hand - recommendations to keep the upper hand - nominalisation shows a supportive role as you're forming a noun from the other persons verb - Passive voice shows insecurity as it is less forceful with the language - Bullshit using key terms you're good at that General  Register - a form of language appropriate to a particular situation or context, including its mode, tenor and function Formality - the way people adjust the tone of their language to suit the situation they are in Deixis - a term for words or expressions that rely on context to give them meaning Neologism - making up words/blending words together e.g bounce-back-ability Intensifier - emphasising the meaning of a word (best, most) Lexical Verb - verb used to give the sentence meaning (walking, raining) Cataphoric - word used to create anticipation, almost deixical (a day TO remember, Determiner - defines how many of an object (some, many, a few, loads, a/n) Graphology - visual marks on a page - layout, doodles/diagrams Exophoric - A word which refers to context - there, that (demonstrative too) Bilabial Plosive - consonant which forces your lips shut (puh, buh) Disyllabic - any word with 2 syllables (window, custard) Blend Words - any 2 words amalgamated together Agent - the thing which is responsible the action (basically the subject) Euphemism - more polite word to replace a more taboo word Cohesion - any connection between prose - however, moreover, furthermore coinage - making a new word (mud-blood, quidditch…


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