Semantic Matrix

Semantic Matrix
  
A   Who People

Description
B   What

Things
Description
C   When

Times
Narration
D   Where

Places
Description
E   Why

Reasons
Argumentation
F   How

Processes
Explication
1   Who People

Society and Culture
1A   People, Family, Groups
1B   People and their things
1C   People and times
1D   People and Places
1E   People and values and beliefs
1F   People and work, hobbies
2   What

Things
Science and Technology
2A   Things people need or want
2B   Favorite things
2C  
2D
2E
2F
3   When

Times
History
3A Times people do things

Traditions
3B  
3C   Time and time again

History
3D  
3E  
3F
4   Where

Places
Nature and Ecology
4A   Places people live, come from
4B
4C
4D
4E
4F
5   Why

Reasons
Ideas
Philosophy
5A   Ideas people hold

Why people are the way they are
5B   Ideas about things

Why things are good or bad
5C   Ideas about time

Why time is or is not appropriate
5D   Ideas about different places
5E   Ideas about why all is the way it is

Ideas about thinking
5F   Ideas about how to think
6   How

Processes
Art, Craft,
Music
6A   How to get along with people  
6B   How to appreciate things
6C  
6D
6E  
6F


Basic semantic categories
Journalistic interrogatives
Vocabulary in Context
Notional functional vocabulary
Think about it
People Places Things Time Ideas Processes
Units and sections
3-6 sections per week
Positive Negative Neutral
Formal Informal Technical
Levels
Domain
Registers
Matrix, general to specific
Visuals, Audio, Video
Song lyrics
Stories
Poems
Essays
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