Spoken Language Study: Analyse the Transcript

After viewing the excerpt and carefully transcribing the conversation from within, today we began the process of identifying the all the features that deviate from “Standard English”.

Here is the result – next we’ll be delving deeper into the linguistic and paralinguistic features of this spoken text and having our second attempt at writing up our conclusions in long form.


  1. Original excerpt and transcript
  2. Glossary of Language Devices
  3. A sample of Alex’s writing that shows promise

Today’s whiteboard capture:

Author: Christopher Waugh

“Risk! Risk anything! Care no more for the opinions of others, for those voices. Do the hardest thing on earth for you. Act for yourself. Face the truth.” (Katherine Mansfield)

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