Terminology Level 3

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Syndetic Listing
Syndetic means connected by a conjunction.
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Asyndetic Listing
asyndetic means with a comma instead of a conjunction.
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Parallelism
the use of successive verbal constructions in poetry or prose which correspond in grammatical structure, sound, metre, meaning, etc.
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Pragmatics
the branch of linguistics dealing with language in use and the contexts in which it is used, including such matters as deixis, the taking of turns in conversation, text organization, presupposition, and implicature.
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Litosis
A figure of speech consisting of an understatement in which an affirmative is expressed by negating its opposite, as in 'This is no small problem'.
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Deictic Expression
Deictic expressions relates to the content of an utterance to the speaker, the addressee, and the time and place of utterance.
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Passive Voice
The passive voice is a grammatical construction (specifically, a "voice"). The noun or noun phrase that would be the object of an active sentence (such as Our troops defeated the enemy) appears as the subject of a sentence with passive voice.
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Latinate Lexis
Words related to a particular field which uses the Latin origin as opposed to the modern phrase.
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asyndetic means with a comma instead of a conjunction.

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Asyndetic Listing

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the use of successive verbal constructions in poetry or prose which correspond in grammatical structure, sound, metre, meaning, etc.

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the branch of linguistics dealing with language in use and the contexts in which it is used, including such matters as deixis, the taking of turns in conversation, text organization, presupposition, and implicature.

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A figure of speech consisting of an understatement in which an affirmative is expressed by negating its opposite, as in 'This is no small problem'.

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