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acronym
initials to form a word
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adjectival phrase
starts with an adjective
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assonance
repetition of vowel sound
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cataphoric referencing
using pronoun first and proper noun after
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discourse marker
changes topic
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dysphemism
harsh,blunt
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hyponym
more specific words
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jargon
lexis
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example of possesive pronoun
mine, yours
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colloquialism
slang,informal
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hedge
conversational e.g like
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covert prestige
taboo or overly colloquial for status reasons
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overt prestige
technical and high register to gain high status
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idiom
common phrase e.g raining cats and dogs
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sibilance
repetition of s
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elliptical sentence
non-standard sentence
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anaphoric referencing
referring backwards
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elision
e.g goner
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collocation
words that usually go together e.g fish and chips
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paralinguistic features
body language
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prosodic features
sound
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phatic talk
conventional, for socialising reasons only
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neologism
putting two word together to make a new word
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amelitration
positive connotation
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imperatives
commands
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declarative
statement
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assonance
repeated vowel sounds
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common noun
a name word for a thing e.g table
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abstract noun
naming word for an idea or belief e.g tiredness,sadness.love
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active verb
a word that represents a physical action e.gjump,run
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first person pronoun
I
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first person plural
we,our,us
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second person pronoun
you
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third person pronoun/plural
him,her,she,it/ them,those
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possessive pronoun
my,mine,our,your,his,hers,theirs
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parenthesis
sectioning off extra info with brackets,dashes,two commas
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hypophora
rhetorical question immediately followed by an answer 'best film ever? yeh it is!'
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personification
a device in which the non-human is given human qualities e.g the trees danced in the wind
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lexical bundle
recurrent sequence of words or a collection of words that through repetition of use go together e.g 'i don't want to, would you mind, i don't think so'
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archaism
a word that over time has fallen out of common use e.g thus
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oxymoron
use of contradictory phrases e.g peaceful war, hot ice
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adjacency pair
a moment in turn taking where one utterance constrains the response in some way e.g question leads to an answer
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syntactical repetition
same sentence/word choice structure being repeated
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interrogatives
questions
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common noun
a name word for a thing e.g table
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neologism
putting two words together
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deixis
pointer words
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preposition
in,at,by
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determiner
the,a,an
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divergence
deliberately changing the way you talk
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literary exis
phrases for novels or poetry
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synonym
different word same meaning
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starts with an adjective

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adjectival phrase

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repetition of vowel sound

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using pronoun first and proper noun after

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changes topic

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