Glossary of terms used on this site
The repetition of linguistic structures, often for rhetorical or literary effect — Ain't no mountain high enough, Ain't no valley deep enough; We have three priorities — education, education, education.
The use of parallel structures, often for rhetorical or literary effect.
A structure that governs who is involved in a particular interaction and what roles they play.
The linguistic study of how people interact and 'get on' through language.
The study of language in the context in which it is used, and how context affects language use and meaning.
A means of assessing who has produced the words in a particular instance of speech or writing, who is responsible for composing them, and who or what body is represented by the words used.
A term which takes the place of a noun, and refers to a person, place or thing — She defeated his argument; This is how democracy works; He was unsure who was responsible.
The meaning of a sentence — the thing it expresses about the world.