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Scriptwriting for radio is considered to be harder than scriptwriting for film and TV as the writers cannot use sight and must portray the story through sound and dialogue.

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How to rule the airways Scriptwriting for radio is considered to be harder than scriptwriting for film and TV as the writers cannot use sight and must portray the story through sound and dialogue. In this short discussion I will be talking about the linguistic conventions and syntax and vocabulary also I will be discussing style and structure purpose and genre. The first thing is linguistic conventions this is basically the different types of ways they structure their sentences to make them sound good to the audience. 1.0Linguistic conventions: There are a lot of linguistic conventions in radio scripts and I will identify some of these now: 1.1Alliteration: Alliteration is using words with the same starting letters in a row to slow down or speed up the speech of the words spoken an example of this is peter piper picked a peck of pickled pepper although there is some words in the middle of the sentence that do not ...read more.

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1.4Rhyme/Rhythm/Pace: These 3 things are all to do with the speed of the radio script. Rhyme can help also to set the mood by rhyming it keeps it up beat and happy and can set it as a jumpy jolly medium pace. The rhythm is how the words flow together to keep it as a constant smooth rhythm the words have to join perfectly and you can't have any anomalous points otherwise it will corrupt the rhythm. The pace is just the flow and speed and how the script sounds and spoken at the right speed instead of speaking slowly when you should be speaking fast. 1.5Metaphor/simile's: A metaphor is describing something as it is but as its not like the tree whistled or the window squeaked and a simile is describing something as what it is like the pig jumped like a horse and they use this in radio scripts so you get more detail into what is going on. ...read more.

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Radio scripts have certain purposes to conform to their target audience so like a news broadcast would appeal to old people or middle aged people its purpose is to entertain their audience and they do this many different ways using many types of linguistic conventions mentioned above. 5.0 Genre: There are many different genres for radio scripts two of these are comedy and drama you do get others. These two types of genre are commonly used as that is what most people like to listen to on the radio another one is music as that is what the audience is attracted to. The Genres are different as there are different types of people who like different sorts of things so they can change the genre during the show from a comedy then to a drama to keep a wide range of listeners. ...read more.

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