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non-standard language
slang/colloquialisms
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jargoon
associated with hobby or profession; deep knowledge about the subject
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formal language
used in documents; during buissness meetings
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taboo language
expletives; as basic as it can be
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slang
innapropriate to the standard form of language
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monosyllabic language
word with one syllable
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polysyllabic language
words with more than one syllables
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complex language
difficult words
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simple language
simple words
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personalised language
directly to an individual
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contex bound language (deixis)
requires knowledge, context
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context free language
doesn't require knowledge
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standard language
nothing to do with sounds
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non-standard language (nse)
words with standard and non-standard meaning
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archaic language
old-fashioned words
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dialect
words used by people of particular origin
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colloquial language
used by community, non-standard, informal
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emotive language
appeals to emotions
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figurative language
'flowery'
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latinate words
long words; from Latin
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modal auxiliary verbs
e.g. must, should, can, could, shall
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onomatopoeia
sounds
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intensifiers
very, really, extremely
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qualifiers
an adverb that modifies adjectives or other adverbs and typically expresses degree or intensity, as very, somewhat, or quite.
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folklinguistics
different in various speech communities
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euphemism/dyseuphemism
indirectly, polite/the worst fro a reason
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idioms
a figurative, or sometimes literal, meaning
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denotation/connotation
actual meaning/what we think when we hear particular word
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semantic field/lexical field
a group of similar meanings/a group of similar meanings
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deictic expression
that, this, these, those
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phatic communion
small talk, chit-chat
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neuologism
new words
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hedges
kinda, sort of, like
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repeairs
repeating part of a sentence
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fillers
'well'
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Card 2

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associated with hobby or profession; deep knowledge about the subject

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jargoon

Card 3

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used in documents; during buissness meetings

Back

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Card 4

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expletives; as basic as it can be

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Card 5

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innapropriate to the standard form of language

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