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Spoken Language Features

Author: Theobald Mr
Description: Match up the spoken language feature with the definition.
Keywords: , , , , , , online teaching

Content:
Definitions:
0. False start
1. Accent
2. Phatic talk
3. Prosodic features
4. Back-channel
5. Turn taking
6. Sociolect
7. Filler
8. Adjacency pairs
9. Idiolect
10. Ellipsis
11. Dialect
12. Paralinguistic features
13. Utterance
14. Hedge
15. Elision

Answers:
0. Items which don%27t carry meaning but are used to give time to think or pause.
1. Related to body language, facial expressions and other non-verbal elements.
2. Features such as stress, rhythm, pitch, tempo and tone - howthings are said.
3. When a speaker begins a speech then stops and repeats or reworks it.
4. A time during which a single participant speaks, with minimal overlap.
5. Words which soften or weaken the force of something said.
6. The omission or slurring of one or more sounds or syllables.
7. An individually distinctive style of speaking.
8. A social dialect used by a particular group, such as working or upper class.
9. Utterances that have no purpose other than to maintain relationships.
10. Parallel expressions such as a question and answer.
11. The ways in which words are pronounced, according to region or class.
12. The grammar or vocabulary associated with a region or social group.
13. Words used by the listener to give feedback that the message is understood.
14. The ommision of words from a sentence for a more casual tone.
15. A complete unit of talk, enclosed by the speaker%27s silence.
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