Key of English 1 - Lexis

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Acronym
An abbreviation which forms a new word (e.g. 'TARDIS')
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Archaic lexis
Lexis which is no longer used except in specific contexts (e.g. 'Thee')
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Anaphoric reference
A pronoun which links back to the noun/subject of a sentence
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Cardinal number
A number which denotes quantity (e.g. 'five thousand')
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Cataphoric reference
Pronouns which link forward to the noun/subject of a sentence
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Colloquialism
Every-day informal lexis (e.g. 'hi')
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Exophoric reference
Intertextual references to things which exist outside the text
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Foreign borrowings
Lexis borrowed from other languages (e.g. 'pizza')
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Initialism
Abbreviation which has to be pronounced by individual letters
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Lexical cohesion
Types of words which work together to create meaning (e.g. use of pronouns in a sentence)
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Monosyllabic lexis
Words of only one syllable
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Neologism
When a new word is created (e.g. 'quidditch')
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Polysyllabic lexis
Words of more than one syllable
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Rhetorical lexis
Words which are particularly powerful/emotive
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Slang
Highly contextualised language used by a specific group of people (e.g. 'chav')
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Technical lexis/jargon
Lexis used by professionals in the course of their work (e.g. 'MRI scan')
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Vocative
Proper noun belonging to an individual used to directly address them (e.g. 'Sir')
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Dialect
Specific non-standard English vocabulary associated with a particular region
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Lexis which is no longer used except in specific contexts (e.g. 'Thee')

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Archaic lexis

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A pronoun which links back to the noun/subject of a sentence

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Card 4

Front

A number which denotes quantity (e.g. 'five thousand')

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Card 5

Front

Pronouns which link forward to the noun/subject of a sentence

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