• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

Is it true that typical speech and typical writing have many different qualities with respect to medium, function and form?

Extracts from this document...


"Is it true that typical speech and typical writing have many different qualities with respect to medium, function and form? However, is it equally true that, in out our communicative experiences, the two modes nearly always are richly working together or are creatively haunting each other? They are helpful friends not opposing foes!" Discuss this statement. In writing this essay, I am only using one mode. Using the full sentences, I can explain and identify that this essay will use the written mode although I am writing about typical speech and typical writing. The statement above is written in typical writing mode, although it contains speech marks which indicate that it is a comment which is typical speech, is true. Both typical speech and typical writing have positive and negative aspects to them. Both, typical speech and typical writing have many qualities - many different to one another and some are similar- with respect to the medium of each mode. The word 'medium', which of course is an example of typical writing as it is typed on this paper, basically means 'the functionally distinct dimension in which a message is transmitted'. ...read more.


Frequently in typical speech there are indiscernible units which help to enhance the conversation. Pauses are present in typical speech to identify that one has finished or just to catch his/her breathe back. Typical speech uses clauses and not sentences because it is not always in full sentences. On the other side of the coin, in typical writing you are expected to write in full sentences, similar to what I am currently doing in this essay. You are also expected to include paragraphs and structure it appropriately. When using typical writing in a formal document, you are required to show the possessives with an apostrophe (""), punctuation is essential and the agreement between nouns and verbs is crucial. However, the above is not necessary when making quick notes. Typical speech and typical writing have a different grammatical structure. Typical speech has a simpler grammatical structure because there are fewer clauses, less subordination and often shorter units; whilst typical writing has a much complex grammatical structure because it contains subordination in complex sentences, it also contains pre-modifiers and past modifiers. Typical speech contains directs questions in contrast to the indirect questions that occur in typical writing. ...read more.


There are many examples in which typical speech is used but haunted by typical writing. Radio presenters entertain us by using typical speech; however they have notes to refer to. (George Bush answering questions with the help from his bullet proof vest is an example; he is speaking with help from his vest.) In colour commentary, the commentator describes the live action and sometimes presents us facts from his notes. When one is introducing oneself to someone, they usually speak in a full sentence, 'Where do you come from?' This is an example of where speech is used but has the quality of using full sentences from the writing mode. To evaluate, I believe that typical speech and typical writing were made for one another. Just like a couple in a marriage, they have their quarrels and differences, but together they shine perfectly. You can compare the relationship between typical speech and typical writing to the relationship between girls and diamonds. They may have different qualities, but when used together and properly, they have the elusiveness to help us communicate in various ways and methods. Their medium, function and form are complete parallel; this is what makes it interesting using them both together. Both are interlinked with one another, whether haunting each other or working side by side. 1 Ali Rajani Group C ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our AS and A Level Language: Context, Genre & Frameworks section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related AS and A Level Language: Context, Genre & Frameworks essays

  1. Marked by a teacher

    Language Aquisition Notes

    5 star(s)

    it is a fis, the child says no - when asked if it's a fish, child says yes. can understand a word without being able to pronounce it - comprehension before speech * Simplification - deletion, substitution * Intonation - Cruttenden - found children find it harder to recognise intonation

  2. Essay writing

    At the End of the trial Devin Moore was found guilty and the claim that he was influenced and motivated to commit these crimes by a game was disregarded. Violent games can have an effect on small children especially if their mind is still in the developing stages.

  1. Feminism Essay by Helene Cixous "Sorties"

    As women seem to relate more to one another in a, you/I debate based upon assumptions reinforced in patriarchy, relationships such as mother/daughter or student/teacher. It can be argued that Cixous is marginalising women with different experiences, such as women of colour and there are problems with the female body

  2. An exploration of the extent in which childrens TV presenters accommodate to the participants ...

    of the programme, and in turn doesn't accommodate to her participants lexical choice. Phatic Talk Due to the GSP of the show, some phatic talk will be included in Best of Friends. There are sections in the show that are devoted specifically to phatic talk, and the participants are asked

  1. Barbados travel writing

    The Spanish came to the island in the 15th century, they spread European diseases such as Tuberculosis and small pox around the Carib settlers. They were soon wiped out and the Spanish decided to leave the island in search for the larger Caribbean islands.

  2. Creative writing and commentary. It was the year 2015 and Earth was exploring ...

    As Brenda sat in her seat she gave a relaxing sigh and said to the others "Well, this is it guys, are we all ready for the off?" "Yep, looking forward to it" said the boys Daniel said whilst shrugging his shoulders "I'm actually a bit nervous" Rachel laughed "Hey dad, what's the worst that can happen?

  1. "It's easy to become a football hooligan!" - Discuss

    The intensity of fighting has been very high, with English fans once in 1985 being banned from watching away matches after a crowd disorder lead to the death of 39 people (mostly Italians). The weapons used for fighting were extremely dangerous, aimed at referees and other rival gangs.

  2. Compare the presentation of foreigners abroad in Indian Ink and A Room with a ...

    I should say mood. But each mood has its colour - white for laughter and fun, red for anger...." '. Das teaches Flora how to harmonise her Rasa so that her emotions are not in opposition. Both central female characters from 'A Room with a View' and 'Indian Ink' discover

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work