Spoken Language Analysis

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A Comparison In the past, spoken language was downgraded while the written language was essentially regarded as a reliable benchmark for what is standard or appropriate. Recently, however, there has been a growing recognition of its significance. In fact, the renowned linguist Micheal Halliday adamantly argued that the language system’s potential is much more realized in spoken than in written discourse. Do these two unique languages differ? The answer to this intriguing question is obviously yes and determining the extent of their difference is this academic essay’s core objective. The ability to speak is ingrained in people and goes back to human beginnings perhaps a million years ago. Writing, on the other hand, is relatively recent since…show more content…
The spoken text contains two hesitators which are Mmm and Urm reflecting the difficulty of mental planning at speed while these sounds are non-existent in the written text seeing than their grammatical class is unclear. Nevertheless, these ‘discourse markers’ connect one phase of the discourse with another and contribute to the ability of speakers in conversation to manage turn taking. Another noteworthy difference revolves around the texts’ participants and processes. In the written version, they are often abstractions like slot, cameras, casinos, tables, laws, and fans. In addition, they are very long as a result of both premodification and postmodification. Whereas in the spoken, they refer to concrete entities are realised by shorter noun phrases such as you, I, Maria, and Puerto Rico. In the first text, the majority of the processes are concerned with actions such as hit, recharge, and drive thus they are identified as material processes. With the second text, processes like have, had, was, and were focus on setting up relationships between things as a result they are classified as relational processes. In conclusion, it is possible to argue that spoken language is lexically simple but grammatically complex. Written language, in contrast, is lexically complex but grammatically simple. There is no simple, single difference between speech and writing and linguists widely agree with this evaluation and such divergence intrigues scholars and makes exploring this branch of linguistics more
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