English Language - Spoken Language (Sentence Types (Exclamative -…
English Language - Spoken Language
Features of conversation
- two utterances where the first utterance gets an expected response (eg-question/answer)
non-verbal utterance to show attention or agreement (eg: mmm, yeah, ok)
- eg: this, that, here, there
eg: - you know, well, yeah
- a speaker will start to speak, pause, then recommence.
- a strategy used to avoid being direct - eg: kind of, maybe, perhaps, will, could, might (modal verbs.)
Pauses, hesitations and repetitions that occur in spontaneous speech
- when a statement has a question tagged onto the end, used to encourage conversation : eg: You did really well, didn't you?
Accommodation Theory: Giles
- matching your speech to the person you're speaking to - upwards and downwards
- making your speech more different to the person you're addressing
- Sentences that follow with a exclamation mark at the end
- Sentences that pose a question/interrogate.
- a normal statement
- a sentence that makes a order (starts with a verb)
- adjective comes before noun.. Postmodification - adjective comes after noun.
- features such as pitch, volume, tempo.
features such as laughing, body language, gestures, facial expressions.