Analysis of spoken or written discourses.

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What is Genre?
What kind of language it is (e.g. Written discourses could be adverts or instructive booklets. Spoken discourses could be Speeches and casual conversations).
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What is register?
The type of language that's appropriate for certain situations and audiences. Register includes levels of formality. (e.g. Political parties and the justice system would generally use quite formal language).
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What is audience?
The people the text is aimed at / the reader of listener. Think about whether the audience is addressed formally, informally, directly or indirectly.
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What is subject?
What the discourse is about. Links to lexical choices. (e.g. A healthy eating advert would be likely to use language relating to dieting).
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What is purpose?
What the speaker or writer is trying to achieve through the language. (e.g. to persuade, instruct etc.)
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What is mode?
Whether the text is written or spoken. You can get mixed modes. (e.g. In a text message, the language is written but can contain some aspects of spoken language).
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The type of language that's appropriate for certain situations and audiences. Register includes levels of formality. (e.g. Political parties and the justice system would generally use quite formal language).

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