Terminology

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Lexis
The vocabulary of English, including the changes over time both socially and historically.
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Semantics
The analysis of word meaning and the relationships between words.
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Grammar
The set of rules that govern the structure and creation of language. At this point in your learning, you will apply these rules almost unconsciously e.g. A Apple or An Apple?
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Pragmatics
The way in which language is used socially, informed by the context. It is the meaning that cannot be found at surface level.
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Phonetics and Phonology
The study of the sounds of speech
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Prosodic features
The features that appear when we put speech together (pitch, tone, intonation, volume, pace).
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Graphology
The visual aspects of a text. The design and choices of style.
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Discourse
Whether a text is written or spoken communication.
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Register
The way you speak depending on the audience, purpose or social situation.
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Idiolect
An individual's way of speaking that is unique to them (their vocabulary, grammar and pronunciation.)
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Dialect
A form of language that people speak depending on social or geographical influence.
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Sociolect
The way in which a particular social group speaks (ethnic or age groups).
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The analysis of word meaning and the relationships between words.

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Semantics

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The set of rules that govern the structure and creation of language. At this point in your learning, you will apply these rules almost unconsciously e.g. A Apple or An Apple?

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The way in which language is used socially, informed by the context. It is the meaning that cannot be found at surface level.

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The study of the sounds of speech

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