Spoken Mode Terminology

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Formality of language. 'Loo' is fairly low ___. 'Lavatory is fairly high ___
Register
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Used in casual contexts. Goes in trends and easily dated.
Slang
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Used more frequently in casual speech than in writing.
Colloquial
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Formal. Used in writing and in most public contexts. Original form.
Standard English
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Different words or grammatical patterns to the original form of how people speak
Non-Standard English
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Short gaps in the flow of speech
Micro-pauses
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Noises or words in between utterances that don't add meaning
Fillers
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Someone makes a mistake in their speech and starts again to correct themselves
False Start
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Missing out a whole word or several words because they are implied.
Ellipsis
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Missing out a sound or syllable
Elision
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Non-verbal and verbal signals to show someone's listening
backchanneling
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Verbal 'padding' to soften what is said or to delay saying something.
Hedging
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Used in casual contexts. Goes in trends and easily dated.

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Slang

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Used more frequently in casual speech than in writing.

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Card 4

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Formal. Used in writing and in most public contexts. Original form.

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Card 5

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Different words or grammatical patterns to the original form of how people speak

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