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Patriotism
Love for one's country
Nationalism
A strong feeling of pride in and devotion to one's country
cultural identity
a feeling of belonging to a group that shares the same culture, or way of life
cultural relativism
the practice of judging a culture by its own standards
stereotype
A generalized belief about a group of people
sex object
a person who is seen as being of sexual interest only
public discourse
Language used by the media and public institution (eg: news, politics, law, the web
Personal Power
Language we use when we speak to each other
Influential power
Motivating or influencing people to think or act in a certain way. E.g. advertising, politics, media, culture
Instrumental power
Coercing (forcing) people to think or act in a certain way. E.g. Laws, education, business workplaces, rules
Positional Power
Place in a hierarchy, instrumental power, backed by law.
practical power
Physical capabilities and actions, violence, skill, money, services
Knowledge and ideas
access to information and understanding ability to influence people with it
Personal Power
Individual personality, nuturing and caring
Bias
A particular preference or point of view that is personal, rather than scientific.
slant
The imbalance in a story that covers one candidate or policy favorably without providing similar coverage of the other side.
Dysphemism
A derogatory or unpleasant term used instead of a pleasant or neutral one
Euphemism
An indirect, less offensive way of saying something that is considered unpleasant eg: When someone passed away
Epithet
an adjective or descriptive phrase expressing a quality characteristic of the person or thing mentioned.
Hyperbole
exaggeration
Glittering Genrality
is an emotionally appealing phrase so closely associated with highly valued concepts and beliefs that it carries conviction without supporting information or reason
Idiom
A common, often used expression that doesn't make sense if you take it literally.
proverb
wise saying
Emotive language
Deliberate use of language by a writer to instill a feeling or visual.
vignette
a short scene or story
sequential
arranged in a sequence; serial
chronological
arranged in order of time
discourse
conversation
Context of reception
the situations in which a text is read and those factors that might influence a reader's interpretation
Context of production
The situation in which a text is produced and those factors that might influence its writing.
High Modality
Language that is certain, firm and definite. Eg: Must
Low Modality
Language that is not forceful and offers alternative solutions. Eg: might
Jargon
vocabulary distinctive to a particular group of people
argot
special words or phrases used by a specific group of people
Antithesis
A word, phrase, or sentence opposes the original proposition
Asyndeton
omission of conjunctions between coordinate phrases, clauses, or words
Allusion
an expression designed to call something to mind without mentioning it explicitly; an indirect or passing reference.
Juxtaposition
Placement of two things closely together to emphasize comparisons or contrasts
Metaphor
A comparison without using like or as
Anaphora
the repetition of a word or phrase at the beginning of successive clauses
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