Features of spoken discourse

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  • Created on: 17-11-15 15:07
Back-Channelling
Non-verbal utterances to show attention or agreement in conversation. Feature of speaker support
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Discourse Marker
Signals shift in conversation, and change in topic
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Fillers
Non-verbal sounds that can act as pauses in speech, either naturally to give thinking time
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Hedging
A strategy used to avoid directness or to minimis a potentially face-threatening act
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False Starts
When a speaker begins to speak, pauses then recommences (self correction)
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Skip Connectors
A return to a previous topic of conversation - esssentially a type of discourse marker
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Fixed Expressions
A conventional and routine expression in colloquial communication
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Vauge Expressions
Similar to hedging, deliberatley non-committal expressions in informal contexts
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Ellipsis
Omission of certain elements, as appropiate to informal contexts
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Tag Questions
These consist of an auxiliary verb, a negating particle and a pronoun - can be a sign of speaker support, or uncertainty
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Deixis
Pointing words - common in spoken discourse
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Non-fluency features
Non-verbal occurances
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Para-linguistic fearures
Non-verbal communication
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Signals shift in conversation, and change in topic

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Discourse Marker

Card 3

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Non-verbal sounds that can act as pauses in speech, either naturally to give thinking time

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Card 4

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A strategy used to avoid directness or to minimis a potentially face-threatening act

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Card 5

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When a speaker begins to speak, pauses then recommences (self correction)

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