Language and power summary

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

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)
  • 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)
  • Power used to maintain and enforce authority (12, 5)
  • Sentences that form commands/orders (10, 9)
  • When someone elevates their register or language in order to impress (6, 11)

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