English Language - Speech Revision

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  • Created on: 06-11-15 12:07
Fillers
Fillers are used because the person speaking may need time to think or a pause in the conversation. Fillers can also be used when someone is nervous or unsure of the topic or situation. An example of a filler is "Erm I'll come home for my tea later."
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Pauses and micro pauses
auses are measured in seconds; a micropauses is less than a second. Depending on how long the pause is could determine if the speaker is hesitant or having thinking time
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Hedges
In communication, a word or phrase that makes a statement less forceful or assertive. Examples such as "almost, perhaps, apparently."
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Utterance
a segment of speech, or a turn. We don’t talk about ‘sentences’ in speech, since we often speak in units which are not grammatically sentences. Example: 'urgh' 'STOP!' or just a simple answer in a math class '24'
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Discourse marker
words or phrases used to signal a shift in topic (e.g. anyway) Discourse markers could be used if someone feels uncomfortable and wants to change the conversation
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Adjacency pairs
a pair of utterances spoken by different people which have a natural relationship (e.g. question/answer, greeting/greeting) Examples: Thats a nice shirt/Thank you.
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Interruption
an utterance at the same time as someone else is speaking, with the intention of stealing the turn or changing the topic, A competitive move. This could be seen as a form of authority or power in the conversation.
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Overlap
an utterance at the same time as someone else is speaking but wihtout breaking their speech (e.g. mistiming the start of a turn or providing support)
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Slang
Slang consists of a lexicon of non-standard words and phrases in a given language. Slang is usually determined on your geographical region and sociolect.
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Taboo
Taboo language is usually vulga and unacceptable language condemned by society. Such as swear words, sexual humour etc
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auses are measured in seconds; a micropauses is less than a second. Depending on how long the pause is could determine if the speaker is hesitant or having thinking time

Back

Pauses and micro pauses

Card 3

Front

In communication, a word or phrase that makes a statement less forceful or assertive. Examples such as "almost, perhaps, apparently."

Back

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Card 4

Front

a segment of speech, or a turn. We don’t talk about ‘sentences’ in speech, since we often speak in units which are not grammatically sentences. Example: 'urgh' 'STOP!' or just a simple answer in a math class '24'

Back

Preview of the back of card 4

Card 5

Front

words or phrases used to signal a shift in topic (e.g. anyway) Discourse markers could be used if someone feels uncomfortable and wants to change the conversation

Back

Preview of the back of card 5
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