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

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