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    Linguistic features of spoken English


    I am doing an MA in BSL/English and need to do an analysis on my spoken English.

    I am struggling to find a list of features to mark my studies against.

    I currently have
    scripts and schemas
    discourse markers
    non fluency markers

    Is this acceptable or am I way off track??

    I really appreciate your help so thanks in advance


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    Re: Linguistic features of spoken English

    Well, You seem to be on the right tack;you may add "Facial expressions and body language"to the list. Also, it is evident that spoken English has its own grammar, ellipsis being a main feature: Want a drink? rather than Do you want a drink? I suggest you have a look into the pragmatic aspects of spoken English as well. Good luck with your work!

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