Language and Style 4-13

Language and Style 4-13 - o Making concepts concrete o...

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Language and Style How is spoken language different from written? - More conversational, less formal o Keep it simpler, easy to understand o More personal - Need to emphasize organization o Use stylistic cues: signposts, repetition, internal summaries and previews - More rhythmic o Can use this for advantage in making ideas memorable Goals and Tools in Spoken Style Clarity in Language –  did listeners get the picture? - Precision – using the correct word o Not being too grandiloquent - Specific and concrete language
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Unformatted text preview: o Making concepts concrete o Careful use of loaded language and ideographs words that stand for vaguely defined ideas (love, justice, family values) Variety and Vividness in Language-Avoid clichs-Use imagery o Good speaking is like storytelling in that it puts the audiences imaginations to work-Simile and metaphor-Repetitive structure-Alliteration-Antithesis turn of phrase, contrast, Not a, b, c, but x, y, z....
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This note was uploaded on 04/27/2011 for the course STRC 1111 taught by Professor Raskin during the Spring '11 term at Temple.

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