Spoken Language Transcripts
Sep12

Spoken Language Transcripts

Today we will be exploring live spoken conversation – and generating our own transcripts. Watch this short video excerpt (from the film “FIT”) and try to write your own transcript of the conversation.   SAMPLE TRANSCRIPT: Download (PDF,...

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Spoken Language Study: Advice for Assessment
Oct17

Spoken Language Study: Advice for Assessment

This video contains my advice to students completing their GCSE Assessment after a Spoken Language Study that investigated the movement of features of spoken language that have moved into text and instant messaging communication. The question that the assessment will answer is: Explore the features of the language used in digital communications which suggest they are closer to spoken rather than written language. Comment on public...

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Spoken Language Study: Structure
Oct16

Spoken Language Study: Structure

As part of our preparation for the Spoken Language Study, we’ve been exploring the idea of structuring extended answers. The attached image is the result of an exercise where everyone was given these paragraph starters in a randomised order, and they had to select an order and justify why they chose...

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Homework: Perfect Paragraph
Oct02

Homework: Perfect Paragraph

As our lesson was interrupted by a fire alarm on Wednesday, this “Perfect Paragraph” exercise is now due on Friday. That task is simple: Follow the instructions in your book to improve your existing paragraph on the features of language typical of spoken conversations. This is due on Friday

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Practise Paragraph
Sep25

Practise Paragraph

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Everyday Speech: Samples of your own talk
Sep22

Everyday Speech: Samples of your own talk

These videos are exerpts of your own spoken conversations for you to use as a source for your transcription. The next step is to transcribe these conversations, ensuring you don’t use text language, but this time write your transcript in full, and add information about the sounds, facial expressions, pauses, interruptions and everything you can of the para-linguistic aspects of the conversation. Glenn and George Kai and David...

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