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

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