Language and power summary

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  • Created on: 29-03-14 23:38
J D Q T U D E O N T I C M O D A L I T Y I
I K Q O U A A P O G W V L B C R K E P L O
P T S O C I A L G R O U P P O W E R Q H I
C J D T J P O W E R A S S Y M E T R Y H K
G O M C J B N G R S T H Q E N A K M D G M
T R A N S A C T I O N A L S P E E C H G B
H P R X I C E T G R B O J Y A L V E O V P
I N S T R U M E N T A L P O W E R J X B W
R U S I I N F L U E N T I A L P O W E R M
O M U K D Y G N V I T V S K D N T K A L E
T D O W N W A R D C O N V E R G E N C E Y
Q S U N E Q U A L E N C O U N T E R T T W
L P O L I T I C A L P O W E R U W O K M B
I H B E W Q Y H T W O R R J E L W U V T Y
W J G O M B D W T X I X R L T D B C D O L
P G T R T S L X W I W P J D W P H X N L V
A G E N D A S E T T I N G X Q C A O B R B
E F U Q S R J V B O K E O F Y Q M F F A M
N Q K O D C G N D X D E S L U F C C V R J
M R V O O X X M Y T R J A C V X M M U A J
M H I Y N P V N X X M K U D X W U L B S Q

Clues

  • A marked difference in the power status of individuals involved in the discourse (5, 9)
  • A power relationship when one participant is more powerful than another (7, 9)
  • A set of topics that needs to be covered by a powerful participant (6, 7)
  • Modal auxilary verbs e.g. "must" which express degrees of necessity and obligation (7, 8)
  • Power held as a result of social variables (6, 5, 5)
  • Power held by the police, politicians and those working with the law (9, 5)
  • Power used to influence/persuade (11, 5)
  • Power used to maintain and enforce authority (12, 5)
  • Speech that has the aim of getting something done (13, 6)
  • When someone tones down their RP accent to fit in with the speech of more working class people (8, 11)

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