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Lexis
Vocabulary
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Semantics
Study of meanings within a text
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Grammar
Organisation of language
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Phonology
Study of sounds in a language
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Graphology
Study of visual features of a text
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Pragmatics
Study of implicit meanings
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Discourse
Language of a particular field
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Idiolect
Language use that is typical of a particular person
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Phatic talk
Everyday conversation
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Expressive talk
Communicating feelings, ideas, emotions and opinions
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Referential talk
Giving information or talking about a particular topic
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Transactional talk
Interchange between at least two people with purpose of achieving a goal
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Initiating
Starting up a new topic
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Register
The relationship between the language and its context
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Tenor/tone
Social relationships being enacted. Politeness, degrees of formality and relative status of participants
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Prosodic features
Non verbal aspects of speech
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Paralinguistic features
Body language, facial expressions etc
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Fillers
Um Ah Er
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Back channel behaviour
Listener does this to encourage speaker to continue - mmm
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False start
start something, stop change mind
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Semantic field
Group of words which are related in meaning
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Concrete nouns
Words for things which are visible e.g house, fox
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Abstract nouns
Names we have for ideas, emotions, qualities, processes occasions and times e.g joy, gentleness, wedding
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Proper nouse
Names we give to specific places and people e.g tony blair, cardiff, manchester
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Common nouns
Classify things into types or general categories e.g dog, flower, aeroplane
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Adjectives
Words that describe nouns
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Modifiers
Words that describe a noun that can include adjectives berbs and nouns themselves
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Verbs
Words which express actions and states
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Infinitive
The base form of a verb
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Auxiliary
Verb that supports the main verbs. Can be used to indicate the time of action. Main ones are 'to be' 'to have' and 'to do'
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