English Terms

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How words are pronounced
Accent
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A sentence with two or more coordinated clause
Compund Sentence
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A sentence with at least one subordinate clause as well as the main clause
Complex Sentence
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Oblique or indirect
Connotation
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Words or expressions that rely on context to give them meaning
Deixis
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The form of a language spoken in a given geographical area
Dialect
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The study of whole texts in context, the overall structure of wirriten texts and the way texts transmit underlying ideology
Discourse
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An accent that orginated in London and spread to other areas of South East England
Estuary English
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The study of the origin and development of words
Etymology
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The broader topic in which something is located
Field
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Forming of a word by combining parts of other words
Blending
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Two or more consonant sounds in a row in a word
Consonant Cluster
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Sounds or words that are spoken to fill potential gaps in utterances
Fillers
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The purpose of something beyond simply its structure
Function
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The language used by an individual
Idiolect
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Specialst vocabulary associated with a particular occupation or activity
Jargon
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An essential part of something whole
Key constituent
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A form of language appropriate to a particular situation or context
Formality
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The term for a basic unit in written language
Grapheme
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Using words or phrases to soften force on something said
Hedging
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A superordiante word representing a class or family of other words
Hypernym
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The total set of words in a language often called the vocabulary of language
Lexis
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The way that language is transmitted from person to person or the form of a text
Mode
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The study of the form and structure of words
Morphology
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Ways in whcih we communicate without using speech
Non-verbal communication
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The smallest unit of a sound
Phoneme
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The study of sound
Phonology
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A form of question which allows the responder to give as much explanation as they choose
Open Question
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A sentence with just one clause
Simple Sentence
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A spoken account of a sequence of ebents or a story
Oral Narrative
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The study of how meaning are conveyed in the social contexts of language use
Pragmatics
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A question which gives the responder not much option as to how much to respon
Closed Question
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The variety of language associated with a particular social group
Sociolect
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The study of meanings of words or how words express meaning
Semantics
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A type of open question using the W words
WH question
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The nature of the relationship between the speaker and writer and the audience reflecting their roles and status
Tenor
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Card 2

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A sentence with two or more coordinated clause

Back

Compund Sentence

Card 3

Front

A sentence with at least one subordinate clause as well as the main clause

Back

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Card 4

Front

Oblique or indirect

Back

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Card 5

Front

Words or expressions that rely on context to give them meaning

Back

Preview of the front of card 5
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