English Language and Literature Key Terms and Analysing

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Contraction
A reduced form of a word e.g. can't instead of cannot.
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Ellision
The ommitence or slurring of one or more sounds e.g. wanna instead of want to be.
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Ellipsis
The ommision of part of grammatical structure e.g. "You going to the party?" "Might be."
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Others to use
Adjacency pairs, back channelling, discourse marker, hedge, phatic talk, tag question, turn taking, utterance.
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Vauge language
Statement that is imprecise or unassertive e.g. and so on, whatsit
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Analysing: Overview
GAP, context of production and reception.
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Anaylsing: Purpose
Transactional, referential, interactional, phatic, expressive.
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Analysing: Lexis
What kind of words does the text use? Standard or non standard english, dialect, slang, vauge language, field specific language.
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Analysing: Types of Utterance
Declarative, interrogative, imperative, exclamative.
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Analysing: Fluency
What does the speakers fluency/hesitancy show? Repitition, false starts, pauses, fillers.
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Analysing: Theory
Can you apply any theories to the text? Grice- Co-operative principle, Lakoff- Politness principle.
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Parenthesis
These (...)
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Syntactic Parallelism
Repetition of a language structure (or syntax) within a text.
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Emollient
Phrases to smooth the way, gentle and poetic.
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Rhetorical Devices
Rhetorical questions, emotive language, parallel structures, sound patterns (alliteration, sibilance) imagery, rule of 3, hyperbole, anecdote. (Basically persuasive devices)
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Plosives
P, B, non voice and voiced, agression.
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Dramatic Irony
The audience knows something that the charecters don't.
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Specific Dramatic Effects
How the audience is seeing it, what effect it has on them (play)
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The ommitence or slurring of one or more sounds e.g. wanna instead of want to be.

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Ellision

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The ommision of part of grammatical structure e.g. "You going to the party?" "Might be."

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Adjacency pairs, back channelling, discourse marker, hedge, phatic talk, tag question, turn taking, utterance.

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Statement that is imprecise or unassertive e.g. and so on, whatsit

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