Language and power summary

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

Clues

  • A marked difference in the power status of individuals involved in the discourse (5, 9)
  • Modal auxilary verbs e.g. "must" which express degrees of necessity and obligation (7, 8)
  • Modal auxilary verbs that clarify any degrees of possibility (9, 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)
  • Sentences that form commands/orders (10, 9)
  • Sentences that make a statement (11, 9)
  • 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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