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

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