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Age Graded Variation

The study of age in language

What do we talk about when referring to register and levels of formality? Our virtual wardrobe
Define "Field, Mode & Manner" Field meaning the topic of the subject, which massively influences the lexis, manner meaning the relationship between the speakers and mode meaning the distinction between spoken and written modes
What is teen language described as? Deficient
Identify a type of person babies and young children tend to speak like Their carers
What is the use of non standard closely correlated with? Perceived toughness
Identify a type of person teenagers tend to speak like Their peers
What is the language of 30-50 year olds described as? Professional
Explain why the elderly (50+) aren't as professional sounding as they were when they were adults They are usually retired from their jobs, so they don't need to use complicated terms anymore
What does the language change in different age groups mark as? The developmental and maturational stages in the individual's life
Identify two references that are considered insulting in East Africa Mothers and bodily fluids
What is the percentage, according to Macaulay, of lower working class adults using the glottal stop, and what about middle middle class adults? 90% lower, 10% middle
Name the part of the brain that inhibits what you're saying Frontal lobes
What "lubricates the reel of social intercourse through compliments"? Politeness
Name two things that hate speech introduced Anti Semitism and euphemisms
Created by: 13hored
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