Spontaneous Speech Features (Terminology) Quiz

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1. Agenda Setting

  • Setting the topic/subject of discussion
  • Self-correction through filling in detail which should have occured earlier in the dialogue
  • Contraction or abbreviation of words (eg. you are --> you're)
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2. Phatic Communication

  • Ritualistic language where function overrides meaning
  • Use of informal words and phrases (eg. ok, pretty well, etc.)
  • Use of 'err' or 'um' to indicate the speaker hasn't finished speaking

3. Markers of sympathetic circulatory

  • Words or phrases used to indicate understanding between characters
  • Words or phrases used to check the listener is following what is being said
  • A statement followed by a question

4. 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

5. Tag questions

  • Words or phrases used to indicate understanding between characters
  • A statement followed by a question
  • Words or phrases used to check the listener is following what is being said

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