Read the question:Study the texts A-F on the next six pages. These texts illustrate different varieties of language use. Discuss various ways in which these texts can be grouped giving linguistic reasons for your choices. Understand key terms…
Discuss – explore and explain why the texts have been placed in a group and possibly discuss the differences within that group. Various ways – texts can and should be used in more than one group. Linguistic reasons – groups should demonstrate knowledge about language.
Reading:- Read and annotate all of the extracts- Use the broad headings (to follow) to begin considering groups- Refine groupings to fit the texts- Select the most interesting groups, trying to cover as many texts as possible
L Do any texts have a similar purpose?e Which texts share a similar audience?e Do any texts belong to the same genre?o How formal/informal are the texts?o How many speech texts are there?? How many written texts are there?? Are any of the texts multimodal?e Do any texts deal with a similar representation of a theme or idea?l Is there any similarity in how texts use language?
Writing- Explain why the texts have been placed in the group- Explore any differences between the texts- Use a variety of language methods*- Remember to link language features to context- Remember to give examples to language points- Don’t describe every aspect of a text, stay focused on the group
Language Methods, or Language Frameworks, are the different approaches to analysis that you are studying this year:- Lexis- Semantics- Grammar- Phonology- Pragmatics (context)- Discourse (including spoken texts)- Graphology- Register- Mode- Idiolect/Dialect/Sociolect