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Compare Passage A, which is a transcript in which a women working in a pub, talks about the different managers she has worked under, and passage B, which is an extract from,

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Domenico Clores Compare Both Texts, Passage A And Passage B Upon reading both passages I can clearly view numerous comparisons and differences. Initially, the subject, (meaning of the text) is extremely different in both extracts. Passage A is a transcript in which a women working in a pub, talks about the different managers she has worked under. Whereas passage B, is an extract from, "Odour of Chrysanthemums", a short story by D H Lawrence, set in the midlands. The passage describes how Elizabeth Bates seeks help from her neighbors one evening, when her husband fails to return home after work. The purpose of the two passages are also extremely diverse, passage A is a transcript, and basically she is informing a group of people or a fellow colleague about her previous managers in comparison to the manager she works under now. For instance she informs the other by telling her how she can get away with things while under her temporary manager, 'were all walking around with four lighted cigarettes in our hand and having a drink off everyone that gives us one. ...read more.


"That's the main thing like isn't it you know", the speaker uses a less formal lexical choice. This occurs in several sentences throughout, another example, "And she trusts you and that's imp". Very simple words and phrases are quite common, ' oh yeh you say', whereas when looking at passage B, the language is much more mature, and well structured, "Offered the man, afraid of appearing alarmed, afraid of taking liberties". You can identify that this type of language has been well thought through, in comparison to passage A, the writer's use of complex sentences signifies how much more detailed a written account can become with preparation than spontaneous speech it self. Elision, a grammatical technique, which is frequently used in passage A. Elision, is a routine feature in speech of all kinds but is rarely represented in formal writing, basically it is the sliding together of adjacent syllables to produce a single item. For example, the word 'isn't' is spoken numerous times in the passage, if this was to be written it would become, 'is not'. ...read more.


For instance the first line reads, "Asna e come whoam yit" you can tell straight away that the phrase is not perfect English, it's a dialect which was used in the midlands many years ago. Another point to show how old the passage was is that the characters worked as miners, a job which is not commonly associated today. In conclusion, I believe that both passages, written and spoken are entirely different from each other in numerous ways, initially speech is quite interpersonal, meaning the speakers and listens are in close proximity. You can also gauge a listener's response quite easily, by use of body language, repetition, and the language used. Also speech tends towards a less formal lexical choice, more likely to contain colloquialisms. While writing, can allow readers to communicate across thousands of miles and thousands of years. Writing is structured grammatically using punctuation, and a much higher degree of explicitness is needed when writing. You can also see that planning is taken into account, in-order for the inclusion of paragraphs and speech to be used, as well as the language used. ...read more.

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