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ENGB1: Categorising Texts

January 2012 Paper

Dan Woodhouse

on 26 February 2013

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Passing Categorising Texts English Language What do you have to do? Possible Groups: Read, annotate and group the 5-7 texts you are given
Answer a 48 mark question
Using all the texts
With at least 3 groups...
...and no more than 5 groups
With at least 3 texts...
...and no more than 5 texts in each group (3-5 rule!)
Including all linguistic methods in your answer G raphology
L exis
P ragmatics
P honetics
D iscourse
G rammar

register The Linguistic Methods Graphology Text A Phonology Text B Instruct
Spoken mode
Use of imperatives
Young producer/receiver
Narrative voice
Shared understanding Use of images to engage primary audience
Use of images to focus the audience on the purpose
Use of images to make healthy food seem 'fun'
Images used to replace some lexical objects Lexis Use of simplistic imperative verbs. Why?
Use of lexis to support the graphology
Simple pre-modification of nouns
Little pre-modification of verbs Discourse Short sentence construction
Simple sentences
Compound sentences
Few complex sentences
Juxtaposition of lexical and graphological choices Mum doesn't respond when Maisie pauses
Mum repeats some of Maisie's responses back
Maisie asks the most questions
Mum responds Text C Discourse Discourse markers deployed to indicate introduction of topics
Topic usually introduced by older sister 'Linda'
Turn-taking in evidence - adjacency pairs Phonetics Pauses aren't exploited to interrupt. Why?
Linda offers some minimal responses 'mmm'
False start from Victoria - line 4
Repetition of 'do you reckon' - line 2, line 4 Register Informal, colloquial register
Use of contractions - 'cos' Text D Text E Register Informal term of address 'Hi'
Informal closure 'from'
Use of 'x' to represent a kiss Grammar Complex sentences in main body.
Simple sentences used for snail speak. Graphology Used to emphasise purpose
Adopts comic book conventions
Handwritten - neatly Lexis Reassuring lexis 'safe', 'home'
Adopts slogan
Ironic use of language in comic strip Text F Text G Lexis Phonetics Representation of speech Use of imperatives
Sophisticated lexis 'cornucopia'
Creates impression of discovery
Semantic field of crafts Graphology Colourful and engaging drawings
Use of '@' to represent at
Font imitates handwriting
Lack of capital letters for some proper nouns What makes a successful response? Cover the majority of the data
Use terminology accurately
Employ a range of linguistic methods
Take an open-minded approach to grouping texts
Link groups together
Place the same texts in different groups
Discuss differences between texts within one group using comparative vocabulary to aid cohesion
Identify groups clearly
Use of sub-groups where appropriate
(Examiners Report, January 2012 - AQA) Lexis
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