AQA English Language B Categorising texts terminology and defintions

The terms I need to know for categorisisng texts in AQA English Language B Categorising texts exam

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  • Created on: 05-05-13 13:28
Audience
Who the text is aimed towards
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Dialect
Language variety due to the local community and regional variety
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Discourse
The way texts create identities for particular individuals, groups or institutions
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Discourse structure
The way in which texts are organised into coherent wholes
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Formality
The approach taken into how the text is written
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Genre
Category of text. EG leaflet, poster, poem
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Grammar
structural relationships within/between sentences and utterances
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Graphology
How meaning is created through the use of design, signs and images.
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Idiolect
An individual’s style of language that has been influenced by their beliefs, social experience and personal characteristics
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Lexis
Vocabulary system of language
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Mode
How language changes due to the communication method used (speech, writing, mixture)
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Phonetics/Phonology
Sounds of English: how produced, how described
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Pragmatics (and Prosody)
The ways in which implied meaning and social conventions are encoded in spoken and written language (Rhythm, stress, intonation of speech)
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Purpose
Reason why the text was written. EG Inform, Persuade, Entertain, Instruct
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Register
Language variation in accordance to audience, purpose and context
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Sociolect
Language variety due to education, socio-economic class, beliefs, occupation and social group
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Syntax
how lexical items are sequenced into larger units of language. lexical item->PHRASE->CLAUSE->SENTENCE->utterance->text
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Utterance
Speech bounded by breaths or pauses
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Language variety due to the local community and regional variety

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Dialect

Card 3

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The way texts create identities for particular individuals, groups or institutions

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Card 4

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The way in which texts are organised into coherent wholes

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Card 5

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The approach taken into how the text is written

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Emily

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a really brilliant resource - thank you!

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