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

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