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Spoken language

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Katrina Owen

on 13 December 2013

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Transcript of Spoken language

Spoken language
Controlled assessment
Explore the ways your own spoken language is adapted in different situations and how the attitudes of other people influence these adaptions.
How and why people generally change their speech according to context

Why speech is a factor which people may use to judge others
Summarise the major differences noticed
Explain your understanding of how social pressures snd attitudes have brought about these differences
Refelct on the 'rules'different contexts
Main points
Choose the situations you will discuss (4?)for each one look at:

HOW your speech changes in different situations and WHY

What features of speech you notice and WHY in some situations
Main points
Use data and interpret what it shows

Any relevant PUBLIC ATTITUDES/conformity/judgements made according to language
Extra tip
Comment on how other people might adapt their language in certain situations. While the question asks about yourself, the mark scheme says you have to discuss the speech of other people too.
Situation 1 - talking with friends
How the context affects my speech:informal, confident and dominant in my conversation, my personal idiolect is clearly seen.

Characteristic features:overlapping,use of slang
Things to write about
Judgements affecting teenagers and use of slang
The way we adapt our spoken language as a result of peer pressure
The way we adapt our spoken language to show membership of a group/community and 'fit in'
Things to write about
The way the media and television reinforce stereotypes and prejudices
The way we judge the way we make judgments about social class and education based on accents
The stereotypes associated with particular accents
Things to write about
Why we might break the rules to acquire covert prestige
Occasions where we might seek overt prestige
How older people might have stricter rules on taboo language
How society might have shaped the way girls/boys talk
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