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Syntax

The grammar and word order

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Modality

Meanings such as possibility and necessity

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Phonology

The sound system, i.e. pronunciation and intonation

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Phonemes

Different sounds that distinguish meanings

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Diphthongs

Sounds made by combining vowels

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Lexicon

Specialized term for vocabulary

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Derive

Originally from

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Anglo-Saxon

Language of England from 500-1000 AD

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Orthography

Specialized term for writing systems and spelling

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Character

Letter or symbol

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Pictograms

Characters representing pictures

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Ideograms

Characters representing ideas/concepts

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Morphology

How words are formed

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Morphemes

Units of meaning

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Polysemous

They have a number of different meanings

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Context

The language or situation around it

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Metaphorical

A way that is not literal

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Usage

The way words are used

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Obsolete

Fall out of use

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Coined

Of words, created

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Register

Style of language used in a particular situation e.g. Formal, informal

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Jargon

Special words and phrases which are used by particular groups of people, especially in their work