The range of texts could include stories, advertisements, menus, contracts, speeches, plays or even food labels and much more.
One of the two AS examination questions will require you to analyse six or seven small texts and categorise them according to areas such as grammar, semantics, graphology, discourse, lexis, context, pragmatics, phonology, genre, audience and other appropriate headings such as humour.
Year One comprises two Units: Unit 1 - (examination) Categorising texts Language and Social Contexts (gender, power and technology). Year Two comprises a further two Units: Unit 3 - (examination) Developing Language (language change and child language acquisition). Choosing to study A Level English Language can give you a head start in the job market and at university.
Undoubtedly, written and spoken communication is an essential requirement in the world of business and across a range of professions such as those in the areas of paralegal work, law, publishing, web publishing, research, journalism, marketing, teaching, classroom assistants, speech therapy, public relations, speech writing for public officials, translators, signers, proof reading, librarians, technical writing and copywriting.
any ideas Just a quick suggestion of maybe what you want to look at if you are going to do an investigation into msn conversations.
You would probably be looking at the discourse framwork, because despite it being written language, many people write as they would talk.Also points for comparison would be things like how well the participants know each other, age and gender.Possibly also wanting to look at grammar, the way sentences are constructed and use of punctuation and how this has changed in meaning. - Conversation of a girl speaking to a guy and a girl.Then I could do gender comparisons as well as looking at internet language? ((''Pick what interests you'' doesn't really help, I'm not particularly interested in anything 'language related' I can think of.)) I did the following, it does not sound very interesting, but I found it really intersting by the end and got an A in it hehe.Only idea I've come up with is: An idea of comparing the language of MSN (teacher suggestion), but I'm not sure at all...lack of real frameworks, and data collection could be difficult. I was thinking maybe get: - Conversation of a guy speaking to a girl and a guy."Compare the language used in children's scientific textbooks to that of A level." Children's = horrible science A level = anything from the science dept. Mine was quality and very interesting (at least for me, and my 2 teachers, even if I say so myself). ' dialect and how do they interact with one another? Get a transcript of the news reader, and get the relative to translate into how they'd say it. I investigated 20 place names in 5 different counties to trace back the settlers of that area through religious connotation.I got 49/50, the highest mark anyone's got at my school for years. The textbooks comparison idea is very good, but I also have a perfect opportunity over the summer (my grandparents' fiftieth wedding anniversary) where I could manipulate a group of about forty northeners. Such as: Allerston means 'Aelfhere's stone' Aelfhere being an old english name which means supernatural elf warrior and so i linked it to paganism."a comparison of political speeches" compare, say, Martin Luthur King's 'I have a dream' to something by Tony Blair or something, or to be more relevant, Tony Blair to Margaret Thatcher. I think you'd need to come up with a bit of a definition of what you mean by 'hardcore' singers. I've decided on my original idea, few people have sorta 'sold' the idea to me.I think I could do well on it, plus I've got a bit more of an insight as to what I would put, thanks a lot people.