Power and Language Terminology

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Political Power
Power held by those with a backing of the law
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Personal Power
Power held by individuals as a result of their roles in organisations
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Social Group Power
Power held by individuals as a result of being a member of a dominant social group
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Instrumental Power
Power used to enforce or maintain authority
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Influential Power
Power used to influence or persuade others
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Power in discourse
The ways in which power is manifested in situations through language
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Power behind discourse
The focus on social and ideological reason behind the use of power
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Ideology
A set of belief systems, attitudes or world view held by an individual or group
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Epistemic Modality
Constructions that express degrees of possibility, probability or certainty e.g shall/shall not
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Deontic Modality
Constructions that express degrees of necessity and obligations e.g. may/must
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Synthetic Personalisation
The use of language to create a relationship between text producer and reciever
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