1. What is an adjacency pair?
- When two speakers say the same thing at the same time.
- A response which depends on and results from the previous utterance.
- Two words that are spelt different, yet sound exactly the same.
- An organised and co-ordinated manner in the way in which the speakers speak.
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2. Which of the following is an example of a tag question?
- 'When was the last time it was this warm? When shall we go out?'
- 'It's warm, isn't it?'
- 'Is it warm?'
- 'Will it get warmer soon?'
3. What is an 'indirect reference' to something called?
4. What is the difference between euphemism and dysphemism?
- Euphemism is the literal meaning of words and dysphemism is when a word can have a double meaning behind it.
- Euphemism is extremely unacceptable in the society, for example, swear words. Dysphemism is a polite manner of speech.
- Euphemism is putting something socially unacceptable in a polite manner, whereas dysphemism is not socially acceptable and is something said in an innapropriate manner.
- Euphemism is not socially acceptable and is something said in an innapropriate manner, whereas, dysphemism is putting something socially unacceptable in a polite manner.
5. What is a hypophora?
- A word which could have different multiple meanings.
- An answer immediately following a rhetorical question.
- Over-exaggeration of something.
- Informal language.
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