English techniques

adjacency pairs
the basic unit for a conversation. e.g. question and answer.
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archaic
terms referring to language features that are no longer in use. e.g. thee.
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assonance
the repetition of vowel sounds. e.g. the queen screamed.
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back-channeling
the supportive feedback given by a listener during conversation. e.g. hm yeh right.
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declarative
a sentence that is a statement. e.g. the sky is blue.
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enjambement
a line that flows onto the next Line without a pause or a stop at the end of it.
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Halliday's language functions
language is used to: 1. get things done 2. to influence other people 3. to express yourself 4. to find out things 5. to explore your imagination 6. to pass on information 7. to sustain social relationships.
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hedges
words or phrases which soften or weaken what was said. e.g 'kind of', 'sort of'.
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imperative
a direct command. e.g. do your homework.
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phatic talk
the small talk which often opens and closes conversations. e.g. how are you?
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polysyllabic
a word with more than one syllable.
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seizing the floor
successfully interrupting or gaining a turn in a conversation.
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terms referring to language features that are no longer in use. e.g. thee.

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archaic

Card 3

Front

the repetition of vowel sounds. e.g. the queen screamed.

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Card 4

Front

the supportive feedback given by a listener during conversation. e.g. hm yeh right.

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Card 5

Front

a sentence that is a statement. e.g. the sky is blue.

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