Spontaneous Speech Features (Terminology) Quiz

1. Phatic Communication

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

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

4. Deictics

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

5. 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

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