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1. What is a euphemism and can you give an example?

  • a more socially acceptable word or phrase, e.g. passed away instead of dead
  • using a blunt or direct word instead of a more polite or indirect alternative e.g. elephantine instead of fat
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2. A break from the pattern which is set up in the text is known as what?

  • Internal Deviation
  • External Deviation
  • Parrallelism

3. Prosodics is the study of what?

  • The area of study concerned with investigating how sounds are actually produced by language users
  • How speakers can shape meanings through emphasising certain aspects of intonation, speed and volume
  • The area of study that refers to the more abstract sound system

4. A verbal pointing word that situate a speaker or writer in relation to what is said and are therefore context-bound e.g. here, there, this, that

  • Deixis
  • Discourse Marker
  • Conversational Repair
  • Reinforcer

5. Cosmetic Surgery is an example of a what?

  • Euphemism
  • Collocation
  • Idiom


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