Ch 16 - Using Language to Style the Speech Chapter 16...

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Using Language to Style the Speech Chapter 16 Style: The Speaker’s choice of words and sentence structure. Rhetorical Devices: Techniques of language that speakers use to express their ideas and achieve their speech purpose. Jargon: Specialized terminology developed within a given endeavor or field of study. Contractions: Shortened forms of the verb to be and other auxiliary verbs in conjuction with pronouns; the use of contractions makes the speaker’s language more concise. Biased Language: Any language that relies on unfounded assumptions, negative, descriptions, or stereotypes of a given group’s age, class, gender, abilities, and geographic, ethnic, racial, or religious characteristics. Colloquial Expressions: An informal expression, often with regional variations of speech. Sexist Pronouns: A pronoun that is used restrictively to refer to one or the other gender when the antecedent may in fact be either male or female. Persons with Disabilities (PWD): A persons whose physical or mental impairment substantially
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Ch 16 - Using Language to Style the Speech Chapter 16...

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