background preloader

Spoken Language

Facebook Twitter

A level English Language Phonemic Transcriptions Learner Worksheet. A level English Language Phonemic transcriptions Teacher Worksheet. Spoken English features Department of Linguistics. Some general features of spoken English Backchannels Listeners may show the speaker that they are listening and understanding by saying mmm or little words like yeah, usually skilfully placed at the end of a clause.

Spoken English features Department of Linguistics

These are called backchannels or, sometimes, minimal responses. COMPONENT 1 GUIDANCE. Revision TASK. Drummond 2016 JYS author version. English Language: A /AS Level for AQA Student Book. In this unit you will: explore ways in which texts can vary according to audience, purpose, genre, mode, tone, context and registerexplore how language can be used to represent concepts and to create stereotypes and hegemony (domination through ideas)analyse how language can be used to represent people and social groups as well as events, places and issuesexplore ways of comparing texts.

English Language: A /AS Level for AQA Student Book

This relates to ‘Language, the Individual and Society’ in the specification for A Level and ‘Language and the Individual’ for AS Level. 13.1 Textual variations 13.1.1 Factors in textual variation Texts can vary according to the larger-scale linguistic concepts of audience, purpose, genre, mode, tone, context and register. Linguistics Research Digest: Spoken language. "It is impossible for an Englishman to open his mouth without making some other Englishman hate or despise him" wrote George Bernard Shaw in his preface to Pygmalion.

Linguistics Research Digest: Spoken language

He was, of course, referring to the way people evaluate accents and make (usually negative) judgements about speakers. When we talk about accent, it is important to remember that this relates only to pronunciation and intonation rather than grammar or vocabulary. Thus, two people speaking the same language, who use the same grammar and word choices will give different cues about their social and regional origins, ethnic group membership or class. Candidates responses to transcripts - see final page for examiner's comments. The Murder Trial - On Demand - All 4.

Spoken news. Analysing Speech: David Beckham on Friday Night With Jonathan Ross (L/L 13A) Databank of Spoken London English Department of Linguistics. Each folder in the databank contains a sound clip, a transcript of the clip and set of suggested discussion points based around common features of spoken English illustrated in the sound clip.

Databank of Spoken London English Department of Linguistics

There are links to summaries of relevant journal articles in the Linguistics Research Digest. Folder 10 features an older man from outer London; the others feature young speakers of Multicultural London English, often in informal conversation with a friend and a fieldworker. Click the folder descriptions below to be taken to the appropriate content. Folder 1. Alex at the airport Folder 2.

Folder 3. Folder 4. Folder 5. Folder 6. Linguistics Research Digest. Grice Logic. Grice's Maxims (Lancaster University) Task A - What is Grice's Cooperative Principle in Conversation?

Grice's Maxims (Lancaster University)

We will use Paul Grice's (1975) influential 'Cooperative Principle' approach to describe how we infer unstated meanings in ordinary conversations and apply this to dramatic conversations. Pragmatics UPDATED. Grice's Maxims in 'The Big Bang Theory' 3.1.3 Searle's Classification of Speech Acts. Assertives : They commit the speaker to something being the case.

3.1.3 Searle's Classification of Speech Acts

The different kinds are: suggesting, putting forward, swearing, boasting, concluding. Example: ``No one makes a better cake than me''. Directives : They try to make the addressee perform an action. Commisives : They commit the speaker to doing something in the future. Expressives : They express how the speaker feels about the situation. Declarations : They change the state of the world in an immediate way.

All Talk. All Talk supports English GCSE and A level students in the study of Spoken Language and Speaking and Listening.

All Talk

It includes interaction with all forms of digital media and has a 116 page downloadable workbook with accompanying online video clips to support a range of engaging classroom activities. All of the materials, plus extras, are free to download. A printed workbook and DVD is being sent free of charge to all state secondary schools in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. The resource is part of BT’s growing range of free educational resources, and has been developed in close consultation with people working in teaching, assessment, teacher education and research, and has been piloted in schools, colleges and universities throughout the UK. "a fantastic resource, brilliantly conceived and executed. Structure of speech. This web page is intended for students who are following GCE Advanced level (AS and A2) syllabuses in English Language.

Structure of speech

This resource may also be of general interest to language students on university degree courses, trainee teachers and anyone with a general interest in language science. For a more detailed explanation, see the guide to Pragmatics on this site. Introduction. Karen Lewis Taylor sur Twitter : "But brown squirrels speed! MT@Grammarly:... 75 Simple British Slang Phrases You Should Probably Start Using. Oh, the Brits.

75 Simple British Slang Phrases You Should Probably Start Using

No-one can snark quite like they do, and there are certain turns of phrase that are so utterly delightful, the rest of the world really should sit up and take note. Below are just a few common British phrases that you might like to work into your daily vernacular, as they can pepper any conversation with a little extra something. Aggro: Aggressive/in someone’s face. “Are you having a laugh?” History of the F Word. Swearing. Is swearing bad language?

swearing

BBC guidelines say: "language that causes most offence includes sexual swearwords, terms of racist abuse, terms of sexual and sexist abuse or abuse referring to sexuality, pejorative terms relating to illness or disabilities, casual or derogatory use of holy names or religious words, words for defecation Swearing is said to have started as "a form of 'word magic', connected to religion, in early civilisations. People were more likely to believe in divine beings who had the power to punish them.

Certainly swearing relies on being forbidden, a taboo. . • the stimulus response swearing such as when we hurt ourselves (where the response is an outlet for our anger or pain) • by speakers who habitually pepper their speech with curses to such an extent that the power to shock has been lost. • people suffering from Tourette's syndrome seem to have damage to the part of the brain which inhibits them from swearing and beaving anti-socially.