AS English Language and Literature Terminology

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Referential
Utterances that provide information
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Expressive
Utterances that express the speakers feelings
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Transactional
Utterances which main purpose is to get something done
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Interactional
Utterances where the main emphasis is on social relationships
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Phatic
Utterances devoid any serious content 'small talk'
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Denotation
The primary/literal meaning o a word/phrase
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Connotations
Associations and meanings that words involve
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Diachronic Variation
The changes in language overtime
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Sychronic Variation
Variation in language at any given point in time
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Pragmatics
The study of what is implied and understood by language
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Dialogue
A conversation between to
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Utterances where the main emphasis is on social relationships

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Utterances devoid any serious content 'small talk'

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