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Rhetorical Language
Phonology/ lexis and senmantics/ grammer/ pragmatics/ discourse
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discourse
An extended piece of written or spoken language
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Phattic Language
Expressoins that have a social function rather than expressing serious meainnig.
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Genre
a style or category of film, art or music.
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Register
A type of language that's appropiate for a praticular audience or suitation.
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orthography
The writting system of a language- how the langauge is represented through symbol and letters
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Parody
subverting the traditional expectation of a text features to produce humour or satire.
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Lexical feilds
A group of words that relate to the same topic.
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Politness Stragety
A way of phrasing something to avoid causing offence
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Pragmatic
The study of how language functions in social suitaitions.
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cataphora
A reference in a text to something that follows later phrases or sentences.
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code switching
when speakers use different variets of english depending on where they are and who they're with.
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contraction
A word that formed by shortening and combing two or more words.
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Domiminance model
Zimmerman and West's (1975) theory that gender differences in conversation reflect male dominance in society
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Senmantics
study of how words create meaning and interperted
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Vernacular
the commonly spoken language of a country or region.
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