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phonetics
the study of the production, transmission, and reception of speech sounds
phonology
a study of the sounds in any language
Received pronunciation
the regionally neutral, prestige accent of British English
semantics
the study of linguistic meaning
sentence
a set of words which form a grammatically complete statement, usually containing a subject, verb, and object
simile
a figure of speech in which one thing is compared to another, using 'like' or 'as'
Standard English
a dialect representing English speech and writing comprehensible to most users
structure
the arrangement of parts or ideas in a piece of writing
symbol
an object which represents something other than itself
synonym
a word that means (almost) the same as another
syntax
the arrangement of words to show relationshiops of meaning within a sentence
tense
the form taken by a verb to indicate time (as in past-present-future)
text
any piece of writing or object being studied
tone
an author's or speaker's attitude, as revealed in 'quality of voice' or 'selection of language'
verb
a term expressing action or state of being
vocabulary
the particular selection of types of words chosen in speech or writing
vowel
the open sounds made in speech a, e, i, o and u