English Terminology

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anaphora
When a word, usually a pronoun, refers back to something or someone that has already been mentioned, e.g. Barrie can't come because he's ill
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cataphora
A reference in a text to something in the future, that follows in later phrases or sentences, e.g. These are the directions...
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deixis
A reference to something outside of the text or conversation that can't be understood unless you know the context.
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elision
When sounds or syllables are slurred together in speech to make pronunciation easier and quicker.
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auxiliary verbs
Verbs used before the main verb in a sentence to give extra information about it, e.g. I have seen him.
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back-channelling
A kind of feedback in spoken language that supports the person speaking and shows that what is being said is understood.
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A reference in a text to something in the future, that follows in later phrases or sentences, e.g. These are the directions...

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cataphora

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A reference to something outside of the text or conversation that can't be understood unless you know the context.

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When sounds or syllables are slurred together in speech to make pronunciation easier and quicker.

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Verbs used before the main verb in a sentence to give extra information about it, e.g. I have seen him.

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