Presentation on theme: "AS/A2 English Language Induction Lesson July 2 2013 A Level English Language is LINGUISTICS!"— Presentation transcript:
AS/A2 English Language Induction Lesson July A Level English Language is LINGUISTICS!
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
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
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)
Group the images on the next slide
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
Name the Word Classes!!!!! Answers Connectiveandhowever Abstract Nounlovejealousy PronounyouI Adverbslowlyquickly Adjectivetiny Proper NounLeeds Common Nounchair Intensifiertoovery Definite Articlethe Indefinite Articlea / an
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?
For September.... Collect 6 texts from various sources (adverts, transcripts, posters, and highlight the significant lexis, semantic and pragmatic meanings in each.