Spontaneous Speech Features (Terminology) Quiz

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1. Speech markers

  • Words or phrases used to indicate understanding between characters
  • Used to break down speech into chunks, also to change direction of speech (eg. anyway, right, so.)
  • Words or phrases used to check the listener is following what is being said
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2. Deictics

  • Depend upon context for meaning (eg. Suan --> she, the table --> it)
  • Omission of words without loss of meaning
  • Words of phrases used to check the listener is following what is being said

3. Compound strings

  • Use of coordinating clauses (eg. but, and, so)
  • A statement followed by a question
  • Use of informal, vague language

4. Adjaceny Pairs

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

5. 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

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