discourse table - yr11englishlanguage2014

Morphology/ Lexical features:
morphemes and word class
 Discuss the structure of specific expressions:
What purpose do they serve in the context?
 Discuss the class of specific words.
 Has the author or speaker altered the words
according to what the audience might like to
Syntactical features: sentence
structure and types
 Discuss different sentences structures.
What purpose do they serve in the context?
 Discuss different sentences types.
What purpose do they serve in the context?
Context (social and cultural context
and attitudes/ current ideas)
 What is the context or situation surrounding
the text?
 What does it tell us about the social and
cultural attitudes?
 Who is the directed audience?
 How does the writer maintain a relationship
with the audience?
Discourse: Structure and sequence of
ideas, layout
 Does the text hang together well? Or is it
 How has the author organised the text?
 Why has the author chosen to organise or
structure the text this way?
 What effect does the order of ideas/layout
have on the given audience?
 What is the function of the text?
 Is this achieved? How?
 Is the register appropriate? (Manner, field
and mode)
 Are there any implied connotations within
expressions and sentence structures?
 What function does it serve in this context?
Semantics: semantic properties and
Note: semantics should be
incorporated throughout the
above areas.