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

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