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AS/A2 English Language Induction Lesson July 2 2013 A Level English Language is LINGUISTICS!

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1 AS/A2 English Language Induction Lesson July A Level English Language is LINGUISTICS!

2 English Language Course AS English Language 1 exam unit (Jan Y12): Categorising Texts, Language and Gender 1 coursework unit (May Y12): Original Writing A2 English Language 1 exam unit (Jan Y13):Child Language Acquisition, Language Change 1 coursework unit (May Y13):Language Investigation

3 Learning Objectives  Understand the principles of the English Language Course and engage with texts  Understand the principles of linguistic study  Apply some of the concepts to texts in an insightful and perceptive manner Success Criteria  Use some linguistic techniques when comparing texts  Use linguistic techniques to compare texts perceptively  Use linguistic techniques to analyse, evaluate and compare texts with tentativeness

4 English Language (Linguistics) has lots of terminology Just 3 for you to be aware of at the moment: Lexis (language) Semantics (the actual meaning) Pragmatics (implied meanings) “It’s cold in here” (semantics = the temperature is cold) (pragmatics = you should close the window)

5 Group the images on the next slide

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7 Name the Word Classes!!!!! lovetoovery tinyandslowly Leedschaira / an you I jealousy howeverthequickly Each of the above will be one of the following: Connective, Abstract Noun, Pronoun, Adverb, Adjective, Proper Noun, Common Noun, Intensifier, Definite article, indefinite article

8 Name the Word Classes!!!!! Answers  Connectiveandhowever  Abstract Nounlovejealousy  PronounyouI  Adverbslowlyquickly  Adjectivetiny  Proper NounLeeds  Common Nounchair  Intensifiertoovery  Definite Articlethe  Indefinite Articlea / an

9 Semantics and Pragmatics  What pragmatic meanings can you find in the following 3 texts? (Evidence – Effects)  Are they similar or different?  Who is the audience and what is the purpose of each?  What language features can you find? What is similar or different between the texts?

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13 For September....  Collect 6 texts from various sources (adverts, transcripts, posters, and highlight the significant lexis, semantic and pragmatic meanings in each.


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