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2. Elision

  • Words or phrases used to indicate understanding between characters
  • Contraction or abbreviation of words (eg. you are --> you're)
  • Omission of words without loss of meaning

3. Adverbials

  • Use of coordinating clauses (eg. but, and, so)
  • Often used as speech markets (eg. well, so, anyway)
  • Used to break down speech into chunks

4. Monitors

  • Direct reference to the listener
  • Words or phrases used to check the listener is following what is being said
  • Words or phrases used to indicate understanding between characters

5. Adjaceny Pairs

  • Cooperative exchange between speakers (eg. question and answer, statement and statement)
  • Use of coordinating clauses (eg. but, and, so)
  • Use of 'err' or 'um' to indicate the speaker hasn't finished speaking

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