Language and power summary

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

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 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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