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Prosodic features
Features that describe the tone, volume, tempo and rhythm of voice.
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Backchannel noise
Words and non-verbal utterances (‘oh’, ‘uh huh’] used by a listener to give feedback to a speaker that the message is being .
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Discourse structure
the way in which language in a story/text is put together.
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Phonology
The way a text sounds
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Narratives
First person narrative is I, second person narrative is you, third person narrative is he/she/they
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Lexical field
Words grouped to a particular theme.
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Elision
The omission of a sound or syllable when speaking, often slurred (as in fishnchips)
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Tag question
Strings of words normally added to a declarative sentence to turn the statement into a question. E.g. “It’s a bit expensive round here, isn’t it?”
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Free direct speech
Speech without reporting clauses.
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Reporting clause
When you tell a story where characters are noted by ‘he said, she said’.
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Interactional
Language in conversation used often for socialising.
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Words and non-verbal utterances (‘oh’, ‘uh huh’] used by a listener to give feedback to a speaker that the message is being .

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Backchannel noise

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the way in which language in a story/text is put together.

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The way a text sounds

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First person narrative is I, second person narrative is you, third person narrative is he/she/they

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