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AS English Language...help appreciated

Discussion in 'English' started by PeggotyLee, Apr 6, 2012.

  1. I've been thrust into teaching this course, and am madly trying to sort it out. Can any kind colleague tell me - is it appropriate when writing a commentary on speeches, to speak of "foreshadowing"? Is "signposting" a better term? Or is this mere pedantry?
    Many thanks
     
  2. I've been thrust into teaching this course, and am madly trying to sort it out. Can any kind colleague tell me - is it appropriate when writing a commentary on speeches, to speak of "foreshadowing"? Is "signposting" a better term? Or is this mere pedantry?
    Many thanks
     
  3. Personally, I'd use signposting. Depending on what example/device it is, perhaps deixis, cataphoric/anaphoric referencing?

    Foreshadowing is okay, but sounds more like a literature term, than a linguistic one.
     
  4. Thank you for your help!
     

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