Send the link below via email or IMCopy
Present to your audienceStart remote presentation
- Invited audience members will follow you as you navigate and present
- People invited to a presentation do not need a Prezi account
- This link expires 10 minutes after you close the presentation
- A maximum of 30 users can follow your presentation
- Learn more about this feature in our knowledge base article
Do you really want to delete this prezi?
Neither you, nor the coeditors you shared it with will be able to recover it again.
Make your likes visible on Facebook?
Connect your Facebook account to Prezi and let your likes appear on your timeline.
You can change this under Settings & Account at any time.
Copy of Spoken Grammar
Transcript of Copy of Spoken Grammar
British Council Features of
Spoken Grammar Vagueness Repetition Ellipsis Discourse markers Formulaic expressions omission of one or more words in a clause
e.g. “Any luck?” instead of “Did you have any luck?” Went to France last week.
Really? Have a nice time?
Not bad. Saw Paris.
Did you go to the Eiffel Tower?
You said "did you". A:
C: Spent the whole weekend cleaning the house.
Took the kids to the Cinema City last night.
Very hot these days.
Ready to go? Suggested starters Why focus in class Natural sounding language
Highlight difference between registers important feature of discourse
help organise the talk
do not fit any traditional category O'Keeffe (2007) You know? I mean... Well... Mind you... Levelling out Formal Informal Heads
Tails That t-shirt there, how much is it?
It's a funny place, this town Let's see Discourse markers - So what are you up to tonight?
- Not much, really. What about you?
- Fancy going to the cinema?
- Why not? What's on?
- Stallone's new one.
- What time?
- Eight 7-6-5-4-3-2-1 Dialogue Forbidden words "Vague language is more likely to be the sign of a skilled and sensitive speaker than a lazy one" Carter & McCarthy (2006, p. 202) ‘standard features of informal spoken grammar’ Carter & McCarthy, (2006, p. 192) "stored and retrieved whole from memory at the time of use, rather than being subject to generation or analysis by the language grammar" Wray (2002, p. 9) Three views Spoken English has no grammar at all
Spoken English = written English
Spoken English has its own grammar View 2 View 3 View 1 Like British Council on Facebook
Check out my blog Leoxicon