Glossary Terms

All the terms needed in the glossary for English Language and Literature students

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  • Created on: 26-04-12 18:30
Adjacency Pair
A two part exchange
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Adjective
Word used to describe a noun
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Adverb
Gives more infomration about a verb
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Aliiteration
Two or more words beginning with the same sound
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Asyndetic Listing
Listing that does not use conjunctions
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Anaphoric Reference
Reference back to something mentioned earlier in text
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Assonance
Rhyming of vowel sounds in 2 or more words
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Cataphoric Reference
Reference to something mentioned later in text
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Cohesion
Techniques used to link together different parts of text
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Comparative
Adjective that makes a comparison
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Complex Sentence
A main clause and one or more subordinate clauses
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Compound Sentence
Two simple sentences joined by a conjunction
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Conjunction
Words that join together part of a sentence
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Contraction
Shortened words
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Declarative Sentence
Makes a statement or gives information
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Deixis
Pointing words reffering to place or time
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Dialect
Form of language with distinctive features of vocabulary, grammar
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Discourse Marker
Words that links or divisions between parts of spoken discourse
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Elision
Omission of sound or symbol
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Ellipsis
When elements are missing from a sentence
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Enjambment
Line runs to next with no punctuation
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Excalmatory Sentence
Sentence ending in an exclamation mark
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Filled Pause
Voiced Hesitation
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Filler
Words or expressions with little meaning
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First Person
Me, We, Us
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Hyperbole
Intentional exaggeration
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Idiolect
The way language is used by an individual
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Imperative Sentence
Gives a command or instruction
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Intensifier
Word that increses or decreses strength of another word
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Interrogative Sentence
Asks a question
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Monosyllabic
One syllable
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Non - fluency features
Features that interrupt flow of a person's speech
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Noun
Word that names an object
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Onomatopoeia
Word that imitates the sound it describes
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Pathetic Fallacy
Uses natural elements to reflect humans moods and emotions
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Utterances
Small talk which means little but serves a social purpose
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Polysyllabic
More than one syllable
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Post-modifiers
Words that follow others to give more information
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Pre-modifiers
Words infront of others to give more information
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Preposition
Indicates how one thing is related to another
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Pronoun
Takes place of a noun
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Prosodic features
Phonological aspects of speech
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Register
Form of language appropriate to a situation
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Rhetorical question
Question which does not require an answer
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Semantic field
Group of words linked together
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Sibilance
Repetition of S sound
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Simple sentence
One clause
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Standard English
Formally correct variety of english
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Subordinate clause
Less importance than main clause
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Superlative
Adjective meaning 'the most' of something
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Syndetic Listing
Lists with conjunctions
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Syntax
Sentence type and length
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Tag question
Question attached to the end of a statement
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Third Person
Does not use first or second pronouns
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Adjective

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Word used to describe a noun

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Adverb

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Card 4

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Aliiteration

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Card 5

Front

Asyndetic Listing

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Lucia Aguilar-Gomez

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This is great.  I will set a challenge for my students!

Abbs Reynolds

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Really good! Was very helpful thank you :) 

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