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Hey, everyone! Just wondering, can anyone help me plan a cohesive essay on language and social groups, please? I have been struggling for a while on planning skills and have recently found that I end up having quite the mental block whilst writing spontaneous essays and thus need to find a structure and process that can work for me
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Hi, we just did this essay and basically looked at the different types of social groups within each paragraph. It depends on the question but you can near enough adjust the plan to fit any question.

I looked at the language differences or features within each group and then picked a few to evaluate and analyse

Occupation- Discourse communities and phatic talk
Age- Teen speak
Regional groups- Accent and Dialect
Gender- men and women's language
Ethnicity- Gary Ive and MLE

For example our question was how far do social groups use lanaguge to create divides within societry so i said that
Teens use language to diverge from the older generations (as can be seen in Martha's vineyard)
Women use language to converge and include other social groups (Tannen's difference model and Fishmans theory of conversational Sh**work)
Occupation does both, swales discourse community involves others but specialist terminology and jargon excludes others.

Hope this helps and please let me know if some of it doesn't make sense!
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(Original post by Drama175)
Hi, we just did this essay and basically looked at the different types of social groups within each paragraph. It depends on the question but you can near enough adjust the plan to fit any question.

I looked at the language differences or features within each group and then picked a few to evaluate and analyse

Occupation- Discourse communities and phatic talk
Age- Teen speak
Regional groups- Accent and Dialect
Gender- men and women's language
Ethnicity- Gary Ive and MLE

For example our question was how far do social groups use lanaguge to create divides within societry so i said that
Teens use language to diverge from the older generations (as can be seen in Martha's vineyard)
Women use language to converge and include other social groups (Tannen's difference model and Fishmans theory of conversational Sh**work)
Occupation does both, swales discourse community involves others but specialist terminology and jargon excludes others.

Hope this helps and please let me know if some of it doesn't make sense!
This is absolutely brilliant, thank you so much!! You are a hero!
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Awh, no woreies, welcome
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