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Content description VCELA473

English / Level 10 / Language / Expressing and developing ideas
Content description
Analyse how higher order concepts are developed in complex texts through language features including nominalisation, clause combinations, technicality and abstraction
  1. considering how nominalisation affects the way in which events are constructed and explained, making some information more explicit and other information less so
  2. analysing how logical relations between ideas are built up by combining main with subordinate clauses indicating cause, result, manner, concession, condition, and so on (for example, ‘Although his poems were not generally well received by critics during his life (concession), Keats’ reputation grew substantially after his death’)
  3. noting how technicality allows for efficient reference to shared knowledge, indicating growing expertise in the field (for example, ‘The Romantic poetry of Keats is characterised by sensual imagery, most notably in the series of odes.’)
  4. observing how abstraction allows for greater generalisation at a higher level (for example, ‘the political, religious, social and economic features of the society’ – which is an abstract noun group/phrase)
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