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Spoken Word Glossary

Author: Theobald Mr
Description: Match the spoken word term with its definition!
Keywords: , , , , , , online teaching

Content:
Definitions:
0. Overlaps/interruptions
1. Idiolect
2. Phatic talk
3. False start
4. Prosodic features
5. Back-channel
6. Adjacency pairs
7. Ellipsis
8. Hedge
9. Accent
10. Discourse marker
11. Paralinguistic features
12. Filler
13. Elision
14. Dialect
15. Utterance

Answers:
0. Parallel expressions used in turns - question and answer, etc.
1. When turn-taking is not observed by listeners, so the %27flow%27 of talk is discordant
2. The ways in which words are pronounced, based on region or class
3. How something is said - stress, rhythm, pitch, tempo and intonation
4. Utterances used by listener to show speaker that they are understood
5. The omission of words from an utterance to give a more casual tone
6. The omission or slurring of syllables, e.g. %27gonna%27
7. Related to %27small talk%27 - utterances with no purpose but to maintain relationships
8. The grammar and vocabulary linked with a region or social class
9. A complete unit of talk, bounded by the speaker%27s silence
10. The speaker begins utterance, then stops and repeats/rewords it
11. An indivdually distinctive style of speaking
12. Related to body language - the use of gestures, facial expression, etc.
13. Items which don%27t carry meaning but are used to pause or give time to think
14. Words/phrases used to signal connections and signpost what is being said
15. Words which soften the force of something said, e.g. %27perhaps%27
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