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Accent

The distinctive way an English speaker from a particular region pronounces words

Pronunciation

Active voice

When the subject of the sentence is directly performing the verb e.g Steve burst the bubble

Who's performing

Anaphora

When a word, usually a pronoun, refers back to something or someone that has already been mentioned e.g Barry can't come because he's ill

Referring back

Antithesis

Type of rhetorical language where contrasting ideas or words are balanced against each other e.g it's just too good from Green and just too bad for the goalkeeper

Balance / contrast

Antonyms

Words with opposite meanings

Assimilation

When the sounds next to each other in a spoken word or sentence are pronounced in a similar way to make them easier to say

Assonance

When the main vowel sounds of two or more words are close together in a text or the same

Auxiliary verbs

Verbs used before the main verb in a sentence to give extra information about it

E.g. I have seen him

Babbling

The production of short vowel / consonant combinations by a baby acquiring language

Back-channelling

A kind of feedback in spoken language that supports the person speaking and shows that what is being said is understood

Cataphora

A reference in a text to something in the future, that follows in later phrases or sentences

E.g. These are the directions

Cohesion

The linking of ideas in texts to ensure the text makes sense

Collocation

Words that commonly appear together in order, in specific lexical units

E.g. Done and dusted

Complement

A word or phrase that gives more information about the subject or object in a sentence

E.g. The boy is [actually a cow]

Deixis

A reference to something outside of the text or conversation that can't be understood unless you know the context

Denotation

The literal meaning. Factual

Elision

Then sounds or syllables are slurred together in speech to make pronunciation easier and quicker