English Language Keywords

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accent?
a specific way in which words are pronounced according to geographical region.
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acronymy?
the process of abbreviating that uses the first letter of a group of words but unlike initialism, an acronym is pronounced as a single word.
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adjacency pair?
two utterances by different speakers that have a natural and logical link and complete an idea together; a simple structure of two turns.
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anaphoric referencing?
referencing back to an already stated lexical item.
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assonance?
the repetition of vowel sounds for effect.
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cataphoric referencing?
referencing forwards to an as yet undisclosed lexical item.
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clause?
a group of lexical items centered round a verb phrase.
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cohesion?
a measure of how well a text fits together as a whole, its internal logic and construction.
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colloquialism?
an established set of informal terms used in everyday language.
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connotation?
an associated, symbolic meaning relying on culturally shared conventions.
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the process of abbreviating that uses the first letter of a group of words but unlike initialism, an acronym is pronounced as a single word.

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acronymy?

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two utterances by different speakers that have a natural and logical link and complete an idea together; a simple structure of two turns.

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referencing back to an already stated lexical item.

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the repetition of vowel sounds for effect.

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