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ELLA3 Comparative Analysis Question

Beth Kemp | Monday May 21, 2012


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  1. Introduction to ELLA3 Revision Guide
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  4. ELLA3 Comparative Analysis Exemplar Response
  5. ELLA3 Answering the Adaptation Question
  6. ELLA3 Adaptation Exemplar Cupcakes Response
  7. ELLA3 Adaptation Exemplar House Somewhere Response
  8. ELLA3 Adaptation Checklist

ELLA3 Analysis Question (Jan 2013)

Most of the following paragraphs have some merit. Which would you simply abandon as not very productive points? Which could you improve to develop into good points?

  1. Each text is about names, but they show different attitudes. Text A is about family names and therefore shows affection. Text B is showing some names which are funny, while Text C is about a woman’s maiden name.
  2. There are lots of pauses in Text A because it’s spontaneous speech and the speakers need time to think.
  3. Text B is the most interesting text because it is funny and entertaining, whereas Text A is a bit more personal and Text C is less straightforward. More people would enjoy reading Text B.
  4. Text C rhymes in an ABBACCA pattern, which shows that it is respectful of the woman’s maiden name and that remembering it is a nice thing.
  5. As all the texts are about names, it is surprising that proper nouns are found only in Text A and B, such as “William” and “Terry Bull”, while Text C doesn’t tell us what her “maiden name” is.
  6. In terms of lexis, Text A uses the lowest-register and most high frequency language because it is casual and spontaneous speech. Text B, as an article, uses a middle register: “implications”, “regretted” and, in quoted speech “blooming”. Text C uses a higher register with some low-frequency lexis such as “variants” and “wholly untruthful”. This is because Text C is a poem so is written for more higher class readers.

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