English Spoken Discourse Terminology

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Discourse
Study of spoken language
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Paralinguistic Features
Things that aid communication (body language, facial expressions)
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Prosodic Features
sound effects (stresses/innotation/pitch)
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Stress
Emphasis placed on certain words
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Innotation
Rise and fall of natural speaking voice
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Turn-Taking
co-ordinated and rule governed between two or more people
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Adjacency Pair
A moment in turn-taking where one utterance constrains the response in some way (Question leads to an answer)
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Back Channelling
Process of giving feedback through noises + comments
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Running Repair
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False Starts
Realises beginning of an utterance isn't working so restarts by rephrasing
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Hesitation Indicators
Can come in the form of fillers
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Latch-ons
When speaker takes turn immediately without no/little pause
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Overlaps
When one speaker talks over another
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Non-Fluency Features
Anything that causes the speech to be not fluent
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Tag Question
A question tagged on the end of a statement (It's cold, isn't it?)
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Vocative
Direct reference to another speaker
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Sociolect
Vocabulary of a particular social group
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Idiolect
Speech patterns of an individual
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Card 2

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Things that aid communication (body language, facial expressions)

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Paralinguistic Features

Card 3

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sound effects (stresses/innotation/pitch)

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Card 4

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Emphasis placed on certain words

Back

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Card 5

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Rise and fall of natural speaking voice

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