Viewing entries from category: Language Variation
- Introduction to ENGA3 Revision Guide
- ENGA3 Answering the Language Change Question
- ENGA3 Language Change Question June 2012
- ENGA3 Language Change Question June 2012 Exemplar Response
- ENGA3 Answering the Language Variation Question
- ENGA3 Language Variation Question June 2012
- ENGA3 Language Variation Question June 2012 Exemplar Response
- ENGA3 Answering the Discourses Question
- ENGA3 Discourses Question June 2012
- ENGA3 Discourses Question June 2012 Exemplar Response
- ENGA3 Exam Practice Feedback
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Categories: KS5, AQA A Level, AQA A Level English Language A, AQA A Level English Language B, AQA A Level English Language & Literature A, AQA A Level English Language & Literature B, EDEXCEL A Level, EDEXCEL A Level English Language & Literature, EDEXCEL A Level English Language, OCR A Level, OCR A Level English Language & Literature, OCR A Level English Language, WJEC A Level, WJEC A Level English Language & Literature, WJEC A Level English Language, Hot Entries, Language Variation, An Introduction to Language Variation, Starters, KS5 English Starters, Writing, Linguistic Analysis, Speech Analysis
- Accent & Dialect starters for A Level English Language lessons
- Key Sociolinguistic Studies into Variation
- Key Linguistic Concepts
Starters for A Level English Language: Accent and Dialect
A simple UK Geography test can be a fun starter for a lesson featuring particular UK varieties. It’s worth laminating a half class set of A3 outlines of the British Isles for this. Students work in pairs and either are given place names on cards to place appropriately (possibly with Blu-tak as well, so work can be held up to show the class) or a...[ read full article ] »
This topic is concerned with changes to the English Language over time. In different specifications, students are asked to compare and analyse texts from different periods, to trace the usage of a word or phrase, and/or to discuss how and why language changes, and how people react to those changes.
Studying change is therefore concerned with three main questions:
- How has the English language changed over its history?
This is largely an AO1 concern, dealing with the particulars of usage in terms of lexis, semantics, grammar and (possibly)...[ read full article ] »
This topic is concerned with dialect, in terms of regional and social variations which impact people’s use of phonology, lexis, semantics and grammar. These social variations include aspects such as class, age, race and occupation, all of which can affect people’s language use (note that gender and interaction has its own guide as so much work has been done in this area, and some English Language specifications treat it as a separate topic to Variation).
Studying variation is concerned with three main questions:
- How does one variety...
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