Spoken Language Study

Spoken Language Study

  • Submitted By: noratalal2
  • Date Submitted: 11/23/2013 5:46 AM
  • Category: English
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Recently it has become clear to me that I have not been using my speech in a particularly high register, this shows me that maybe I am not using my speech in a good enough way. ( I would phrase this more as a question, so question whether this is in fact a bad thing)
I have found that my idiolect varies when I am in different situations this may be due to the company that I am in. you tend to hear a change within my speech especially when in a sociolect group of friends. In this essay i will be discussing how speech is changed in context i am in. (this last line is nice and clear)

The media; in today’s mean we see( see is the wrong word, I would get rid of it completly, just say tv is....) television is not only for entertainment, we are being taught many new phrases from the speech used on different programmes. Many televisions shows come from all around the world where we have people with different accents and language, although we are all speaking English, our accent makes the same word sound very unique. We also see new phrases from television reality shows how new words such as ‘mint’ have been picked up from different areas in the country. The example ‘mint’ is a very good ( instead of good try saying 'the word mint exemplifies this concept' ) one; it comes the reality show ‘Jeordie Shore’ new words such as this are being a great influence on the English language now that they are being picked up by a majority of viewers across the country. Words from America have also been incorporated in everyday life as music and TV is mostly American.

My speech is also influenced by my sociolect around my friendship group, I tend to use a low register with my closer friends because using this lexis allows us to feel more comfortable with each other when have conversations, for example in passage one i used words that i wouldn’t dare use with an older audience like my teachers, there isn’t a consistent subject throughout the conversation as the subject was so...

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