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Spoken Language. Reflect on some aspects of your own personal talk (idiolect) Including perhaps some criticisms made of it by adults

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Introduction

"Reflect on some aspects of your own personal talk (idiolect) Including perhaps some criticisms made of it by adults" Whilst completing this project on spoken language, I discovered aspects of my own personal speech (also known as idiolect) and the variation between people's language due to their culture and environment. Living in north London for fifteen years I have had many experiences which shapes my idiolect to what it is today. Three main factors which have influenced me the most are my family, my friends and the media such as internet, music and TV. As a teenager myself I feel that the media has played a strong part in the influence of young teenagers, especially by the internet and TV. Often slang words such as "OMG, peng, lol, fam and convo etc " these words are commonly used on social network sites like Facebook, Twitter and MSN messenger; slang like this is becoming a vast growing trend with the click of a button a new word can be made and used by thousands of teenagers all over England. ...read more.

Middle

slang words having double meanings which can lead to awkward and misleading conversations with the elder generation which also can generate ill feeling and therefore think to be disrespectful. Although I may use slang while conversing with my friends I tend not to use it while speaking to someone older than me as it is seen as respect to speak to an adult in a formal and sometimes sincere attitude whereas while speaking to someone of my own age I often use different styles of slang that would not be acceptable if I was to talk my parents, this type of speech is casual talk which comes naturally and is carried out between me and my friends; talking to an adult or an older person would not be the same style as it would be a more formal tone. To complete the project i took a conversation with one of my friends and recorded a transcript of how I would normally speak, based on my transcript I found that I used quite a lot of slang for instance lingo such as "omg, dem" and also I started to see ...read more.

Conclusion

Speech can be interpreting in different ways so people can interpret my speech as to how it sounds and not what I have said although this comes naturally this is something that I know now and I can improve on. In all conclusions I have discovered the variety of my own unique idiolect, as well as noticing how this can be affected by the environment and its surroundings so I therefore understand how slang and literature varies in different countries. Regardless of the criticism made by others, I think that I have a unique, diverse and explicable idiolect which is versatile permitting me to communicate with an array of different people. As a result of this I have developed an outlook on how to speak in certain situations with different types of people, an understanding of the ways the English language is always evolving and the different levels of formality used in texts. I have created opinions on what kind of idiolect is suitable for particular situations, and I have adjusted this in hope that in the upcoming future people can feel that I can communicate and converse appropriately with then and on their level to make them feel content involved during any conversation. ?? ?? ?? ?? ...read more.

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