English language vocab 21-40

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Idiolect
An individual's style of speaking or 'linguistic fingerprint'.
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Sociolect
A defined use of language as a result of membership of a social group.
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Discourse structure
A group with shared values and approaches to reading.
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Register
A variety of language appropriate to a particular purpose and context.
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Field
General purpose of an act of communication.
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Tenor
The relationship between the participants in a conversation or between a text producer and receiver.
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Dialect
Language variety of a geographical region or social background, revealed by variation in lexical and grammatical terms.
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Accent
The specific way words are pronounced according to geographical region.
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Standard English
Universally accepted dialect of English that carries a degree of prestige.
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Representation
The projection of a certain way of thinking about a particular individual, group or institution through use of language.
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Specialist register
A set of lexical items and grammatical constructions particular to an institution or occupational group.
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Jargon
Specialist terminology that may exclude others.
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Colloquialism
An established set of informal terms used in everyday language.
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Slang
Colloquial language that is inventive and particular to individuals or groups.
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Metalanguage
A set of technical terms used to describe how language operates.
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Lexis
The method that deals with the vocab system of a language.
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Semantics
The method that deals with meaning and how that is generated within texts.
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Textual cohesion
The term used to describe how a text is logically structured to create a coherent sense of meaning.
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Subject pronoun
A pronoun that usually occurs as the actor in a verbal process.
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Object pronoun
A pronoun that usually appears as being affected by a verb process.
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A defined use of language as a result of membership of a social group.

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Sociolect

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A group with shared values and approaches to reading.

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A variety of language appropriate to a particular purpose and context.

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General purpose of an act of communication.

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