English Catergorizing Text

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CATERGORIZING TEXTS I have categorized the texts into the following categories; texts with spoken language features; A, D, E, G, C. Narrative texts; B, E. Texts with a purpose to persuade; C, D and lastly visual texts; C, E, F. Firstly, texts featuring spoken language features all contain 3 main components of spoken language; makers of informality, non-fluency features and markers of face to face interaction. Texts A, D and G are spoken whereas texts E and C are written texts imitating speech. Texts A contains contraction as a form of informality, for example; ‘ there’s a good girl’ which reduces the form of the word and makes it more informal and in this context is used to replace ‘there is’. Text D also uses informal language with an example being ‘smidgin’ the word smidgin means a little and in this context is used to create a friendly tone to the advert. Text G also contains informality with language such as ‘stuff’ which is vague language and is used to generalise across several items in this context it is used to describe clothing from a certain store and is used to generalise all the items. Text A also contains non-fluency features an example being pauses, (4.0) the pauses are used in this context to allow time for thought or for the instructor to observe the action being done, the pauses are used purposely. Text D also uses non-fluency features with the use of a contraction, for example ‘there’s many a way a gentle man or gentle lady can invigorate him or herself in the morning’. ‘There’s’ is a contraction of ‘there is’ and is a non-fluency feature, in this context it is used to sound friendly and informal, as in a conversation manner. Text G features non-fluency features in the form of ellipsis, for example; ‘ I thought it looked like it’ this shortens the sentence structure from ‘ I think it is a waist belt’ to a non-standard English form of
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