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

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