Categorising texts

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Semantics:
The exploration of meanings that can be found in a text. E.g. oxymoron, register, irony, hyperbole, rhetoric, hyponomy, connotations, figurative language.
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Lexis:
Words and patterns of words. E.g. semantic fields, taboo, formality, colloquialisms, etymology, spelling.
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Pragmatics:
The ways that meanings in a text can work beyond their apparent surface meaning. E.g. implied meanings, cultural considerations, politeness.
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Discourse:
The way a text constructed, thread of the ideas, the constructions that link its constituent elements. E.g. narrative viewpoint, formality,shared knowledge, grammatical constructions contributing to register.
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Graphology:
Visual elements that contribute to overall effect. E.g. font, diagrams, graphs.
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Phonology:
The way that
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Words and patterns of words. E.g. semantic fields, taboo, formality, colloquialisms, etymology, spelling.

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Lexis:

Card 3

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The ways that meanings in a text can work beyond their apparent surface meaning. E.g. implied meanings, cultural considerations, politeness.

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Card 4

Front

The way a text constructed, thread of the ideas, the constructions that link its constituent elements. E.g. narrative viewpoint, formality,shared knowledge, grammatical constructions contributing to register.

Back

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Card 5

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Visual elements that contribute to overall effect. E.g. font, diagrams, graphs.

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