Spontaneous Speech Features (Terminology) Quiz

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1. Elision

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

  • Ritualistic language where function overrides meaning
  • Use of 'err' or 'um' to indicate the speaker hasn't finished speaking
  • Use of informal, vague language to indicate the speaker has not finished speaking

3. Monitors

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

4. 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

5. Tag questions

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

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