English Language A2 WJEC

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Adjacency pair
question and answer
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Asynchronous discourse
delayed time between utterences
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Closing strategy
moving to end of conversation
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Covert prestige
RP speakers using non-standard speech (Trudgill)
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Overt prestige
non-standard speakers using RP (Trudgill)
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Definite article
(the) gives effect of uniqueness
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Demonstrative pronouns
(this, that, these, those)
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Deontic modal auxiliary verb
(should, must) expresses obligation
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Diminutive suffix
(ess, ette, ies) expresses cuteness, smallness
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Discourse marker
indicates change in topic
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Disjointed construction
not proper sentences
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Dysphemism
to the point phrase
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Epistemic modal auxiliary verb
express possibility (shall, will, could)
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Indefinite article
(a) expresses commonality
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Morphology
study of the formulation of words
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Order of precedence
putting male first suggests superiority
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Personal deixis
(he, she, it, they)
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Phatic
small talk
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Pragmatic meaning
implied meaning in relation to context
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Pre-closing sequence
signals one (or both) speaker wishes to end the conversation
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Proximal deixis
(here, this, now)
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Quantifiers
(few, many, enough)
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Spatial deixis
(there, that, these, here)
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Synchronous discourse
live talking
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Synthetic personalisation
forging relationship
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Temporal deixis
(then, tomorrow, yesterday, soon, now)
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Typography
font, text size
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Variant spelling
deliberately non-standard spelling for effect
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Modal auxiliary
Verbs that are only used with another verb (can, must)
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Prescriptivism
identifies correct and incorrect language use (Fowler)
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Cohesion
Words that connect parts of the text together (aforementioned, firstly)
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Descriptivism
Doesn't judge if language use is correct or incorrect (Hare)
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Accommodation Theory
Giles. Convergence and divergence
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The Co-operative Theory
Grice's Maxims of quantity, quality, relevance, manner
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The 'Face' Theory
Goffman. Maintaining face of self and others in social standings
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The Politeness Principle
Brown and Levinson. Positive and negative politeness
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Women's Language Theory
Robin Lakoff. Hedges, tag questions, apologise more, avoid expletives
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Middle English
1150-1500
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Early Modern English
1500-1700
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Modern English
1700-1900
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Late Modern English
1900-
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Caxton's printing press
1476
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Latin influence
1500s and 1600s
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Samuel Johnson's dictionary
1755
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Robert Lowth's grammar book
1791
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1800s
Expansion of British Empire
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1900s
Emergence of USA as superpower
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Asynchronous discourse

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delayed time between utterences

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Closing strategy

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Covert prestige

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Overt prestige

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