Language and power summary

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

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)
  • 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)
  • Sentences that make a statement (11, 9)
  • When someone elevates their register or language in order to impress (6, 11)
  • When someone tones down their RP accent to fit in with the speech of more working class people (8, 11)

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