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The context of a text includes several factors:

Genre - what kind of text is it and how does this colour the kind of language that can be used?

Audience - for whom was this text produced?  What assumptions does the producer of the text make about the audience?  Again, how is this evidenced in the language?

Purpose - what are the purposes of this text (there’s very rarely only one)  What in the language tells you these are the purposes?

Mode - how is this text received? What are the mode factors?