Discourse and Graphology - Paper 1

What is discourse?
The way in which texts are organised into coherent wholes via cohesive patterns.
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There are four written discourse structures. What are these?
List/instructions, problem/solution, analysis and narrative.
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What are the features of a list/instructions discourse structure?
Logical progression through stages, use of imperative verbs to instruct and guide. E.G recipes.
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What about a problem/solution DS?
A problem identifed clearly with a solution shortly following. E.G a product ad.
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What is the analysis DS?
Breaks down key ideas into constituent parts. Evaluates/explores. E.G articles.
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What is a narrative DS?
Details a series of events, chronological or non-chronological. E.G novels.
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In terms of spoken discourse structures, what is a one speaker?
A monologue, one participant is speaking. Usually a narrative.
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What is multi-speaker?
Conversational dialogue.
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What is graphology?
How a text is put together as a whole.
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There are two types of signs in graphology, name them.
Symbolic and iconic.
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Identify - Images that are direct depictions of what they represent, offering a straightforward representation of what they stand for.
Iconic signs,
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What are symbolic signs?
Images that draw on connotations, usually based on cultural models.
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Cultural models are a set of criteria for an image/text derived from what?
Cultural expectations.
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What is it meant by shape in graphology?
The layout and how it gives an indication to the texts genre. E.G paragraphs/columns.
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What is typography?
How the text is printed. Could focus on colour/font/size/emboldening or italicising that may rep a certain age/gender.
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There are four written discourse structures. What are these?

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What are the features of a list/instructions discourse structure?

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What about a problem/solution DS?

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What is the analysis DS?

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