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Aspects of analysing texts for their use in the language classroom


Words
Amount of new words in relation to known words (Steilheitsgrad)
         Examples 
Pronunciation
  1. phonological
  2. stress
  3. sounds
  4. weak forms
  5. linking
 
Meaning
  1. semantic
  2. cultural
  3. contextual
  4. inter- or intra-lingual interferences
  5. attitudinal
 
Grammar
  1. syntactical
  2. structural
  3. morphological
  4. parts of speech
  5. functions in the sentence
 
Writing 
  1. spelling
  2. capital letters
  3. omission
  4. punctuation
  5. hyphenization
 
Explanations
  1. by demonstration
  2. by definition
 
Situation
  1. setting and relation of speakers
  2. intention of the speaker
  3. attitude of speakers
  4. choice of words (register)
 
Level of experience
  1. knowledge of facts
  2. cultural background
  3. motivational power
 
Kinds of texts
  1. monologue (written language)
  2. dialogue (spoken language)
  3. for reading
  4. for listening
  5. for taking an active part
 
Features of a text
  1. length
  2. curve of suspense - straight line
  3. running thread
  4. climax - turning point
  5. comprehensibility
  6. level of difficulty
    • abstract
    • real
    • fictional 
    • invented
    • genuine
 
Changes
  1. necessary
  2. unnecessary
  3. redundant
  4. shortened
 
Means of presentation
  1. read out loud
  2. retold 
  3. acted out
  4. read
  5. listened to a tape
  6. watched on TV or video
  7. complete
  8. defective
 


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