'The Beginning'

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What is a discourse event?
an act of communication occurring in a specific time and location involving producers and receivers
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What is a text producer?
The person responsible for creating a text
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What is a text receiver?
The person or people responsible for interpreting a text
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What is a multi-purpose text?
A text that clearly has more than one purpose
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What is a primary purpose?
The main and most easily recognisable purpose
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What is a secondary purpose?
An additional and perhaps more subtle purpose
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What is an implied reader?
A constructed image of an idealised reader
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What is an actual reader?
Person/people actually interpreting the text
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What is an implied writer?
A constructed image of an idealised writer
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What is an actual writer?
the 'real' person or people responsible for text production
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What is a Discourse community?
People with shared interests and belief systems who are likely to respond to the texts in similar ways
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What is mode?
The physics
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Give 4 ways of describing written text (4)
Choose from: objective, a monologue, durable, planned, highly structured, grammatically complex, formal, decontextualised
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Give 4 ways of describing spoken text (4)
Choose from: interpersonal, a dialogue, ephemeral, spontaneous, loosely structured, grammatically simple, concerned with the present, informal, contextualised
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What is genre?
A way of grouping texts based on shared conventions
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What is register?
A variety of language that is associated with a particular situation of use
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What is situational characteristic?
A key characteristic of the time, place, and contexts in which communication takes place
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What is dialect?
variation of words and structures associated with particular geographical region
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What is an accent?
Variation of pronunciation associated with a particular geographical region
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What is sociolect?
Variation in language use associated with membership of a particular social group
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What is idiolect?
Variation in language use associated with an individuals' personalised 'speech style'
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What is representation?
Portrayal of events, people and circumstances through language and other meaning-making resources
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