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Discourse
Written or spoken communication or debate
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Context
The circumstances that form the setting for an event, statement or idea
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Narratology
Structure and function of a narrative and its themes, conventions and symbols
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Phonology
The study of speech sounds in language (phonetics)
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Premodifier
A word placed before a noun that describes or restricts it in some way
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Postmodifier
A word or group of words that describes or restricts a noun phrase and is placed after it
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Pragmatics
The study of implications (what is implied?)
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Linguistics
The study of what words mean in particular situations
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Graphology
The study of handwriting, especially when regarded as an expression of the writers character, personalities, abilities, etc.
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Noun Phrase
A noun phrase contains a noun and the modifiers that distinguish it
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Rhetoric
How we use language for a specific purpose / language designed to have a persuasive or impressive effect
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Stylistics
The study of the different / distinctive styles of writing
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The circumstances that form the setting for an event, statement or idea

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Context

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Structure and function of a narrative and its themes, conventions and symbols

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Card 4

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The study of speech sounds in language (phonetics)

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A word placed before a noun that describes or restricts it in some way

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