1. What type of text is it? What is its title? Website address?
1.Text type: Diary
2.The tittle: Sample Travel Diary
2. Who are the primary and secondary target audience?(age, gender, ethnicity, interests etc.)
1.Primary target: The diary as its name implies is mainly written to a text of oneself. At the same time, this diary is mainly to record the pleasure of the author's visit to London. This article is an article written by the author.
2.Secondary target: The secondary target group of this diary is a student like me. They chose this kind of text to finish their homework and make an explanation.
3. What are the text’s primary purpose and secondary purposes?
1.Primary purpose: This diary mainly expresses the feelings of the author's Travels in London.
2.Secondary purposes: London is the destination of the author's dreams. The author through this diary also expresses oneself emotion, record oneself mood.
4. What are contextual aspects of the text important?(year, location, political background, economic background, social factors etc.)
Year: For this travel diary, time is a more important content. For example, At the beginning of the diary, it always accounts “ July 11, 2012 – London, England. What a busy day!” At the beginning of the diary, the date, place, and mood of the diary are clear. This is to facilitate the future of their own look at the time, we can understand the mood when writing this diary.
Location: Geography is also an important part of the diary. This travel diary is very clear to indicate that the author travels in London, while the author describes some of London's famous sights in the text. such as the London Eye, Buckingham Palace and so on.
Social factors: Travel diary will be related to the author's travel experience in a certain description, and the author also can be in the area of social customs, folk customs to make a certain description. The authors ' impressions of the London subway and the people of London were recorded in the Travel diary.
5. What important language/linguistic devices contribute to the text’s purpose?-register(colloquial, formal, semi-formal, slang), taboo language, emotive language, vague language, jargon, figurative diction, descriptive diction, direct comments, specific details and examples, humour, euphemisms, bias sensationalism, satire, irony,choice of lexis/diction, discourse markers,propaganda, rhetoric etc.
By reading we can find this diary in an informal language. For example, the authors use informal language when describing Buckingham Palace and London Eye.
Emotional language: The writing of the diary is more than the author's mood description, so more in the case of the diary will use some emotional language to express the author's feelings. This travel diary mainly records the author's mood and travel on the way interesting. For example:“We decided to head back to our hotel after tea for a much-needed rest and to get ready for dinner and the show. Then, back out we went to a lovely bistro that our concierge recommended. It was delicious and romantic! We enjoyed it so much that we were almost late for our show! We rushed out of the restaurant and rushed over to the theater (luckily it wasn’t too far away!!). We were very happy with our show choice, too; it was exquisite! ”
Specific details and examples: The travel diary will have plenty of space to record detailed sights. In this text, the author uses a detailed description of the content of the relevant sights. Such as “First, we wanted to see about getting tickets to a show for the evening, since London theater is top notch. Then we wanted to make our way to Buckingham Palace. What an experience! We wanted to try out London’s public transportation, and after having a hard time figuring out which way to go and which stop to take, we finally asked some locals, who were very friendly and helpful. The tube wasn’t very crowded, which was nice, and it wasn’t a very far ride, which was double nice! ”
6. Is phonology important?(the sound of language, think onomatopoeia)
Phonology is unimportant to the diary. Phonology is not particularly important in this diary. Because the author writes this diary is a kind of spontaneous writing, without consideration of the phonological problem. Diary more is a narrative of context and mood, rather than a speech emphasizing the role of phonology. This diary is not like a broadcast manuscript requires the author to read aloud.
7. Is syntax important? (sentence length, sentence construction, punctuation)
Syntax is not important to diary. The contents of this travel diary will have a certain style. It is not particularly possible to emphasize syntax, and it has no special qualification for sentence structure and length. For example, “First, we wanted to see about getting tickets to a show for the evening, since London theater is top notch. Then we wanted to make our way to Buckingham Palace. What an experience! We wanted to try out London’s public transportation, and after having a hard time figuring out which way to go and which stop to take, we finally asked some locals, who were very friendly and helpful. The tube wasn’t very crowded, which was nice, and it wasn’t a very far ride, which was double nice! ” we can see that syntax is very simple from this description of the London traffic.
8. Is grammar important? (verb tenses, use of pronouns, the structure of the sentences)
Grammar is an important factor in diary. This diary writing is to express the emotion of author who travels in London. Because the author writes this diary history is a kind of spontaneous writing. The author's travel diary does not consider the question of grammar altogether.
9. What about pragmatics? (the underlying meaning, the author’s agenda)
Pragmatics is unimportant to the diary. Because travel diaries are more of a private text account. It is not very important to the relevant content of pragmatics. At the same time, in most cases, diaries are written for themselves. No need to consider pragmatics
10. Is typography important? Why?(a text’s layout, presentation, use of paragraphs, lists, ‘bullets’, font choices, underlining, italics, white space, color etc.)
Typography is important for this travel diary. For example, this article is roughly divided into six paragraphs, but the content of the article is three parts. The first part is a general overview. Then began to describe the author's feelings about traveling to London. Finally, the day's itinerary was reviewed. Typography is very clear and clear.
11. Visual images, charts, and graphics?
This diary is generally not used for visual images, charts, and graphics. Because the diary only records the facts, it is more of a narrative than an analysis. And we found no visual images, charts, and graphics in the diary of the Travel London. That's mainly because diary is a type of text record, and it is almost not available to visual images, charts, and graphics.
12. Other striking features? Tone? Style? Theme? Etc.
The writer's diary style of traveling London is more graceful. The diary uses a mild and romantic tone and a sweet natural scenery to record the author's cheerful mood.
The author travels in London's diary tone more relaxed. For example, the author was in a pleasant mood on the way to travel. So the author's related tone is also relatively relaxed.