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Context

External factors affecting text production/reception

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Discourse event

Act of communication at specific time & location w/ writers/speakers and readers/listeners

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Text producer

Person/people responsible (writing/speaking) for text creation

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Text receiver

Person/people interpreting (reading/listening) a text

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Multi-purpose text

Text with more than one clear purpose

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Primary purpose

Clear, main purpose of text

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Secondary purpose

Additional, subtler purpose

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Implied reader

Constructed image of idealised reader

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Actual reader

Any person/people engaging/interpreting a text

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Implied writer

Constructed image of idealised writer

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Actual writer

Actual people/person responsible for text production

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Discourse community

People w/ shared interests/belief systems, interpret texts in similar ways

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Mode

Physical mode of communication

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Oppositional view

Different modes are completely different

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Continuum

Sequence where elements close to each other are not noticeably different, but elements at opposite ends are completely different

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Blended-mode

Text containing elements of speech and writing

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Prototype model

Model looks at differences in texts as typical and less typical examples

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Genre

Texts grouped by shared conventions

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Intertextuality

Reference/borrowing of elements from other texts for specific purpose/effect

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Variation

Differences associated w/ particular instances of language use and between different groups of language users

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Register

Variety of language associated w/ particular situation of use

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Situation of use

Specific time, place and context that communication takes place

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Situational characteristic

Key characteristic of time, place and context where communication takes place

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Representation

Portrayal of events, people and circumstances through language & other meaning-making resources (images/sound) to create a way of seeing the world

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Narrative

Writing/speech presents a series of events, characters and places in a coherent form

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Narrator

Person responsible for writing/speaking a narrative

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Narratee

Person to whom the narrative is told

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Time frame

Positioning of a narrative in the past, present or future

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Story

Building blocks of a narrative in terms of narrative, characters, time and place

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Narrative discourse

Shaping of story through choices in language & structure