Spoken Language Study Text V Speech

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Spoken Language Study – Texts v Speech The main modes of communication are speech and writing. Although similar information may be conveyed by each of these modes, they are very different in their characteristics and how they are viewed. This unit focuses on how texting as a mode of communication mirrors some of the features of spoken communication and on some of the methods people use to maintain brevity (to keep texts short) when messaging or texting. Thinking about whether text messages are more of a spoken or written form of communication will help you to explain their purpose, audience and the way they are viewed by others. Task: Consider the features in the following table of spoken and written language. Create a new table for text message language, selecting features from both sides of the table. Spoken Language | Written Language | uses pitch, volume and pace to aid communication | is ephemeral (it disappears as soon as it is said) | uses punctuation and sentence structure to aid communication | is a permanent form of communication (it is written and exists in a physical form). | is often informal | is often spontaneous | is often formal | is often planned | may not be structured in sentences | is often viewed as more unique to an individual – style is more personal | is usually structured in sentences | is often viewed as more standardised, less personal or unique | is often interactional (conversations between speakers) | is often viewed as having lower status | is often transactional(conveying information to readers). | is often viewed as having higher status | Are there more features from spoken or written language in your new table? Why do you think this is? Write your ideas

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