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 hear? 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) Audience 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 disjointed? 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? Function: What is the function of the text? Is this achieved? How? Appropriateness: 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 connotations Note: semantics should be incorporated throughout the above areas.