Writing terms

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Cursive handwriting
writing that is joined up in rounded and flowing strokes
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Convergence
people adjust their dialect, accent or speech style to those of others, often occurring to express solidarity and understanding (linked to language and power)
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Sociolect
the use of language by a particular social group that may be adopted by an individual due to group membership
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Orthography
the study of the use of letters and the rules of spelling in a language
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Emergent writing
children's early scribble writing, a stage of their literacy development
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Ascender
the typographical feature where a portion of the letter goes above the usual height for letters in any font
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Descender
the typographical feature where a portion of the letter goes below the baseline of a font
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Diagraph
a graphic unit in which two symbols combine or any sequence of two letters produced as a single sound e.g. "sh"
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Homophone
an item of lexis that has the same pronunciation but a different spelling as another e.g. sea/see
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Convergence

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people adjust their dialect, accent or speech style to those of others, often occurring to express solidarity and understanding (linked to language and power)

Card 3

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Sociolect

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Card 4

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Orthography

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Card 5

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Emergent writing

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