23 to 25 August 2019
23 to 25 August 2019
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Deictic31 January 2014
Words that point in various directions, within a text and beyond it. For example, ‘down there’, ‘this’, ‘that’ etc. Deictic expressions may also point in time, as in ‘now’, ‘then’,... more
Stereotyping31 January 2014
Assigning fixed characteristics to individuals on the basis of their group membership (e.g. ethnicity, nationality, gender etc.). more
Denotation31 January 2014
This is the literal, factual meaning of a word. Often it is the meaning or the initial meaning given in a dictionary. Compare with connotation. more
Ellipsis31 January 2014
The omission of part of a language structure. In conversation, ellipsis is frequently used for economy and to affirm a sense of informality. For example, in the exchange Coming? Soon. more
Function31 January 2014
What language is used for. Often, students discuss the purpose or purposes of a text. Function is simply a synonym, and is frequently the word used within the discipline of linguistics. more
Graphology31 January 2014
The visual aspect of a text, including layout, font, and image. In the study of English Language and Literature, students are, in Paper 1 in particular, expected to comment meaningfully of the graphological... more
Intertextuality31 January 2014
The ways in which a text resonates or refers to another text. For example, ‘to be a subscriber to the InThinking website or not to be a subscriber to the InThinking website is an (admittedly not particularly... more
Phonlogical31 January 2014
Relates to the sound system of a language. A phoneme is a single unit of sound. Phonological substitution, replacing an anticipated sound with an unanticipated sound is commonplace in media texts such... more
Paralanguage31 January 2014
Aspects of communication functioning in conjunction with verbal language. For example, facial expression and body posture. more