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Literacy Theories and Frameworks: Unit 2 Session 6

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Mary-Ann Taylor

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Literacy Theories and Frameworks: Unit 2 Session 6
Text level
Discourse Analysis
Genre Analysis
Choice of appropriate conventions and formats for different genres
Choice of grammar
Lexis (vocabulary) appropriate for purpose, content, audience
Typographical features -
is the art and technique of arranging type in order to make the language it forms most appealing to transparent learning and recognition

Newspaper Activity - Find evidence of the the key linguistic and typographical features of tabloid and broadsheet newspapers
Discourse level
Role of intonation in discourse
Highlighting new information
Drawing attention to important points
Showing contrast, differences, opposite views
Sentence/Phrase level
Sentence structure and sentence type including constituents and word order of simple, compound and complex sentences
Clause and phrase structure
Classification of nouns, pronouns, adjectives, adverbs, tenses

Application of analysis

Spoken examples

Written examples

Grid for analysis

Terminology - meta language
Analyse the features of Spoken and Written Language

Text level
Discourse level
Sentence/Phrase level
Word level
Word Level
Study of phonetics
Phonology and the English sound system
Formation and description of English phonemes
Consonants and consonant clusters
Long and short vowels
Sentence structure
(a) it is divisible into parts (called constituents),

(b) there are different kinds of parts (different categories of constituents),

(c) the constituents are arranged in a specifiable way,

(d) that each constituent has a certain specifiable function in the structure of the thing as a whole.

What parts of this bicycle can you point out?
Write as many examples of genre formats as you can in 1 minute?
1XC, 3XP, 3XS, 3XR
Diphthong - A single, gliding/sliding movement of the tongue is used to pronounce the word eg. say, so, do, boy, car,
A a
E e
I i
O o
U u

How can we analyse discourse?
Think of breaking down a picture or scene of the language presented
Handout of examples
Assessment Criteria
Use key discoursal, grammatical, lexical and phonological terms accurately

How can we improve our fluency of metalanguage use?
Select a recorded group discussion and a written text from a literacy context. Present a detailed analysis or the spoken and written English used.

Present you findings as a report given as a seminar to your course members.

1200-1500 words

Part 2 assignment
Describing and Analysing Language
Mary-Ann Taylor
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