• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

Grouping texts on the basis of shared linguistic features. Text A like text B is a transcript however, it is a Radio Five weather forecast which means that it is spoken but pre-planned. It is a factual and precise transcript rather than

Extracts from this document...

Introduction

Grouping texts on the basis of shared linguistic features Text B is a transcript of a conversation between a hairdresser and her client. The speech includes frequent pauses and hesitations such as, "um" which - along with the fact it is a transcript of a real life conversation - show the speech is spontaneous. The speakers take turn with the client initiating the conversation to gain information through the use of interrogatives for example; she asks "have you got any ideas". Text D also uses interrogatives. However, this text varies in context because is not a transcript instead it is a copy of an advertising card that is aimed at teenagers and sent to schools by the BBC. ...read more.

Middle

The noun phrase "the northern isles really quite grey cloudy with mist and murk" gives the listener more detailed information and is a typical linguistic feature used in speech and writing. Text C is a sixth form poster with the same purpose to persuade. It also uses declarative sentences such as, "decent party venues" to achieve this. However, it has more persuasive elements then text A. This is because the poster is about a student council election and is trying to encourage people to vote for "Holly, Hayley [and], Kym". Age related jargon is used through out to relate to the teenagers who are the target audience of the poster. Slang such as "2moz" and "ur" are typically associated with text speech that relates to the target audience who generally use it. ...read more.

Conclusion

Text F is a label from an American shampoo bottle. It is an informative written text that has been planned with persuasive elements. Positive connotations and language in the semantic field of hair such as, "stressed out strands" persuade the customer. Making the products ingredients sound official and almost scientific, for example the label states; "certified organic linseed oil" helps to persuade the customer as they are led to believe this shampoo is extremely good for their hair. All of the texts can relate to each other in one way or another. For example, texts D and E share the same audience even though there is a significant difference in the way they are written. Both texts are able to engage the reader through shared context and linguistic features. The texts all link together through various groups but predominantly through shared genre, purpose, formality and audience. ?? ?? ?? ?? ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our AS and A Level Language: Context, Genre & Frameworks section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related AS and A Level Language: Context, Genre & Frameworks essays

  1. Peer reviewed

    Investigation into the Judgements of Slang

    4 star(s)

    believe the very strong slang speaker would come out worst in all categories, with the exception of "likelihood to take drugs" which would be dominated by the strong slang speaker. Interestingly this is exactly the case. The "likelihood to take drugs" category is the only exception to the general principle that the very strong slang user is judged least favourable.

  2. An investigation into the similarities and differences between written social interactions through the new ...

    She studied a total of 2185 transmissions. The results showed that few abbreviations, acronyms and emoticons were used, the spelling was reasonably good and contractions were not common. In her article entitled 'The Web Not the Death of Language', Kristen Philipkoski draws a conclusion to the study made by Naomi S.

  1. Refer closely to the literary and non-literary texts you have studied. Explore how gender ...

    how the male characters were created to in many ways conform and some ways subvert sexual stereotypes. Both the male characters have obtained their power and status through their fortunes. Mr Collins from Pride and Prejudice is a clergyman in the Church of England.

  2. Defensive features of Beaumaris Castle

    And the French are not very reliable at best, and might be bribed by Edward to betray us at the last moment, as he has more money available in taxation-powers than us. Unless we have lots of engineers, we cannot construct a pontoon-crossing-device, for when we try to manoevre it

  1. Language Investigation on Shampoo Bottles

    I shall compare the sentence structures to discuss the functions of the Imperative moods and the Interrogative moods (in commercial shampoos) in enticing readers to agree. Finally I shall compare the grammatical framework to investigate the use of ellipsis to create a conversational tone; the use of second person personal

  2. Semantic Processing in Advertising

    The word 'Window' was highly recalled, an underlying explanation for this could be the fact that there was a window in the room at the time of the experiment and students were probably looking forward to their break time, being free and having a break from their morning lessons.

  1. Persuasive Text

    Like clockwork, we make the world tick. Now let's make it tick louder. Homelessness is something that I find hard to bear. A life with no reason for living is pointless and avoidable.

  2. Analysis of 3 texts on Childhood

    to A and D, and as such, uses a slightly more impersonal tone to offer readers a wider perspective on how changing eating habits have influenced parent-child relations. While there is the occasional first-person narrative (?I may not have spent so much time with my parents??), C is predominantly in

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work