English Controlled assessment; Features of spoken language

Topics: Vilayanur S. Ramachandran, Pragmatics, Laughter Pages: 2 (613 words) Published: June 1, 2014
Controlled assessment note sheet.
-Use quotes frequently; multiple quotes per statement/paragraph. -How purpose of lang. affects use; audience affects lang. used; how lang. influences listeners and other speakers; formality. -Teenage boys use interactional language; social function used to develop relationship w/ speakers. Also elements of phatic language seen (small talk). Whereas 9/11 texts all use referential language (provides listener w/ information, refers to abstract concepts) and expressive language (highlights speakers emotions and feelings). 

-Use of filers, slang and colloquial lang.; more comfortable. False starts and repetition; too much to say. Convo leader; asserting leadership; How do others show interest? Relationship between members? Topics? - “Observers paradox”; people act differently on camera-don’t swear or say what he is doing this weekend as conscious of stereotyping teens and doesn’t want to be condescended or patronized. - Non-lexicalised sound: I was like “ugh”.

-Glottal stop: almost ignoring the letter t, “wa’er”
-Elision: omission of one or more sounds in a word or phrase, producing a result that is easier for the speaker to pronounce. Sometimes, sounds may be elided(omitted) for euphonic effect (inherent pleasantness of the sound of certain words), “laughin’” -Constant use of modern slang: “like”

-The above grammatical/linguistical features are common in their geographical location and their age, “displays a formality seen very commonly in teenage boys; n-ls, gs, e, and slang...” etc. -Page 2, “T”’s 10th line story; grammatically incorrect, excited to tell the story. -False starts, ellipsis/elision, incomplete utterance(pge2, C’s 4th line),imperative command(pge2, C’s 6th line)(doesn’t want to lose control of convo), fillers, intensifier ”that’s WELL harsh”, “T” acts cocky to try & entertain others. -Speech is direct and ttp, typical of young people. – “D” directs convo w/ 3 word utterances. 

-9/11 texts very...
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