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

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