Yay!! So, I’ve put up all my notes for paper 1 of Language AS and I’m no doing paper 2. I will be doing paper 2 from now on, so anything before is paper 1 for clarification. Paper 2 is split up as:
Section A: – Language diversity (30 marks)
An essay in language diversity, with a choice of two questions. Topics are below, but information from Paper 1 in also needed to be shown within your writing. A small amount of data is provided as a springboard.
Section B: – Language discourse (40 marks)
A directed writing task on attitudes to language. Stimulus is provided. Topics will be different from the two questions asked in Section A and you are expected to write to a specific brief, not a formal essay.
I hope that makes sense and this post helps 🙂
- All lower case except for names and the pronoun “I”.
- Normal punctuation not used:
- Short pauses = (.)
- Longer pauses = (2); number is the amount of seconds
- Two speakers speaking at once = (/) or (//)
- Actions = [ ] or italics
- Stressed syllables = underlining
- High volume = CAPITALS
- Inaudible = [inaud]
- Interlocutor – participant in dialogue or speech
- Tenor – relationship to someone
- Phatic – general socialising, chitchat
- Discourse – conversation/dialogue
- Less formal than in written text
- Use of slang, connotations and colloquialisms e.g. “tenner” rather than “ten pound note”.
- Phatic expression
- Social grooming e.g. “How are you?”
- Deictic expressions
- Expressions that cannot be understood unless you know the context of the utterance e.g. use of pronouns, or propositions.
- Interrupted constructions
- “Shall we-” – “Would you like to have lunch now?
- Disjointed construction
- “He knows about cars – what’s the price of that second-hand car?”
- Incomplete constructions or ellipsis
- “You out tonight then or…?”
- An essential part of speech.
- Fillers – “sort of”, “I mean”, “you know”, and “kind of”.
- Filled pause – “umm” or “err”.
- Repetition – either single words or several in a sequence.
- False start – see interrupted constructions.
Done! I hope it was useful, it was super short anyway but that’s a good thing. In a test, this is just the basic stuff and the rest is just basic analysis which someone doing AS will know anyway so it’s all good.