Delta 1: Written Discourse
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A field of study focused on stretches of authentic language produced in context and used for real communication, rather than decontextualised single sentences.
Features of discourse that help texts hang together.
Connections such as: Reference, Substitution and Ellipsis.
A word that refers back to a word earlier in the sentence or text.
A word that refers forward to a word later in the sentence or text.
A reference to something outside the discourse.
A device used to avoid repetition or shorten phrases. Determiners are often used for this.
A device to shorten words or phrases by omitting them.
Devices which are used to show logical relationships between and with sentences and also between paragraphs. However, firstly, if, for example...
Connections such as repetition, consistency of register and parallelism.
Key words are used continuously throughout the text, especially when we wish to emphasis something.
Consistency of Register
Using the distinctive lexis from the same group of people, usually sharing the same occupation.
Related to the repetition of form, style, rhythm or sound. Used to reinforce a message. Speech: I have a dream.
A term which is used to distinguish one piece of writing with another. Conforms to the expectations of the reader.
Features of written discourse
Purpose / Content and organization / Status / Style / Grammar / Lexis / Layout
What the point of the text is. Advice, persuade, inform etc..
Content and organisation
How the ideas are placed in order, how the paragraphs divided. What types of cohesive devices are used/
The relationship the writer has with his or her audience.
Informal, neutral or formal
Particular tenses / structures used.
The kinds of words that are used e.g adjectives, any fixed lexical expression for the genre.
How the text look on the page.
Details of context
Context > Genre / Text type > Function of the text > Style / Register > Language chosen > Text.
In spoken language, language items used to either indicate some kind of change of direction in the discourse.
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