CLA writing terminology

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convergence
a process of lingiustic changein which people adjust their dialect, accent or speech style to those of others, often to express solidarity or understanding
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sociolect
a defined use of language as a result of a membership of a social group
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idiolect
your own distinct language
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register
a variety of language used for a particular purpose or in particular social setting. Understanding register is crucial to meet genre conventions
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ortography
the study of letters and the rules of spellings in a language (children's writing only effective if this is correct)
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prosodic features
aspects of speech
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semiotics
study of signs and symbols
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emergent writing
used to describe children's early scribbles or represanations of written word
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ascender
the typographical feature where a portion of the letter goes above the usual height for letters in any font
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descender
where part of s letter goes below the baseline of a font
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digraph
a graphic unit in which two symbols combine, or, any sequence of two letters produced as a single sound, e.g. 'sh'
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homophone
a lexical term that has the same pronunciation as another - 'bear' and 'bare'
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insertion
adding extra letters
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omission
leaving out letters
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substitution
substituting one letter for another
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transposition
reversing the correct order of letters in words
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phonetic spelling
using sound awareness to guess letters and combinations of letters
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over/undergeneralisation of spelling rules
using a rule when it's not appropriate/ only applying a rule to a specific context
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salient sounds
writing only key sounds
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writing types
narratives, reports, diaries, letters and invitations
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sociolect

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a defined use of language as a result of a membership of a social group

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idiolect

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register

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ortography

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