Ch 19: Language Characteristics

About This Chapter

Simplify the process of studying for a test that covers the characteristics of language by exploring the study tools in this self-paced chapter. Bite-sized lessons, mini quizzes and a practice exam can effectively boost your knowledge and ensure you're ready to excel on exam day.

Language Characteristics - Chapter Summary

This chapter is designed to quickly and effectively improve your understanding of various language characteristics. By reviewing our short lessons developed by top instructors, you can gain greater insight into tiered vocabulary instruction, inverted word order and more. Once you've completed this chapter, you will be ready to:

  • Define and describe academic, conversational and domain-specific language
  • Share the meaning of tiered vocabulary instruction
  • Explain how language and word choice set the tone of an essay
  • Give examples of inverted word order
  • Discuss the rules and signs of punctuation
  • Discuss how to convey meaning in writing using punctuation conventions

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6 Lessons in Chapter 19: Language Characteristics
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Academic, Conversational & Domain-Specific Language

1. Academic, Conversational & Domain-Specific Language

Tiered vocabulary development is an essential part of meeting academic standards. In this lesson, we will define and discuss the three tiers of vocabulary: academic, conversational, and domain-specific language.

Tiered Vocabulary Instruction

2. Tiered Vocabulary Instruction

Informational text and higher-level literature is being utilized more and more in our classrooms, along with a deeper need for vocabulary development across the disciplines. This lesson will define Tiered Vocabulary Instruction, differentiate between the three tiers and provide examples of each.

How Word Choice and Language Sets the Tone of Your Essay

3. How Word Choice and Language Sets the Tone of Your Essay

In this video, we will discuss how word choice sets the tone for your essay. This includes letting the reader know if you are angry, happy or even attempting to refrain from bias. These tools bring your 'voice' into your writing.

Inverted Word Order: Definition & Examples

4. Inverted Word Order: Definition & Examples

In this lesson, the importance of word order in language you will learn. Does the previous sentence sound like something Yoda would say? It's an example of inverted word order. Learn about the purpose of inverted word and see some examples. Then, test your knowledge with a quiz.

What is Punctuation? - Rules & Signs

5. What is Punctuation? - Rules & Signs

In this lesson, we'll find out what punctuation is. We'll then learn some rules for using the most common punctuation marks as well as review sample sentences utilizing the punctuation rules.

Using Punctuation Conventions to Convey Meaning in Writing

6. Using Punctuation Conventions to Convey Meaning in Writing

This lesson focuses on how punctuation can convey meaning in writing. In particular, this lesson explores: the ending punctuation of periods, exclamation points, and question marks; the emphatic differences between dashes and parentheses; the use of quotation marks in humor; and ellipses for dramatic pausing.

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