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AS and A Level: Language: Context, Genre & Frameworks
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coffee?, ?what about a biccy?), which the son uses to manage the topic of conversation, finally leading to the subject of a skateboard deck (??you said that I could have a new deck for me birthday?). However, the initially friendly conversation soon turns combative as the father sees through his son, becoming the more dominant speaker through his use of negative declaratives (?yer not havin a new one?, ?no way (.) no chance?, ?I?m not falling for that?n neither?) in his refusal of his son?s request.
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Louise also alludes to her ?mixed race background?, as shown in the proper nouns ?Yorkshire?, ?Lancashire? and ?Jamaica?. More importantly, however, is the positive attitude she has towards her cultural background. This is especially seen in the repeated use of the adjective ?diverse? and the noun phrase of ?quite a mix? to describe the differences between her parents? tastes in music and food and the influence it has had on her, especially as Louise talks about how her father taught her mother to cook (?pretty much taught ma mum to cook?, ??also taught to how to make good old English Sunday roast?).
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and interrogatives (?Is there anything else about the furniture?), as opposed to the students, Jane and Ally, who only respond when prompted by the teacher (?well we said they are obviously rich??). The teacher also speaks in a more authoritative tone through the declaratives she uses (?I?m going to ask one person from each group??) to address her students. The teacher?s tone of anger as she tries to maintain control in the class is seen in her utterance (?if if we could have some respect for each other hey?)
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This stands in stark contrast to the way in which Norwegian regard this type of weather. ?Have not stopped cursing the weather? shows that they see it as the opposite of the blessing that those who live in Africa see it as. This is again emphasized when the writer treats the type of people who would have cursed the rain in his home as unnatural and evil. These people are a ?witch who wishes that life should not be brought?, this shows how the local attitudes to the rain could not be more in opposition.
- Word count: 1211