Lecture 3 Differences writing&speech

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Lecture 3 Differences writing&speech

  1. 1. WRITING SKILLS CED 2123 Lecture 3 Differences between writing and speech Murni Salina Fac of Education & Social Science UNISEL Bestari Jaya
  2. 2. Differences between writing and speech <ul><li>Written and spoken language differ in many ways. However some forms of writing are closer to speech than others, and vice versa. Below are some of the ways in which these two forms of language differ: </li></ul>
  3. 3. Differences between writing and speech <ul><li>Writing is usually permanent and written texts cannot usually be changed once they have been printed/written out. </li></ul><ul><li>Speech is usually transient, unless recorded, and speakers can correct themselves and change their utterances as they go along. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Differences between writing and speech <ul><li>Written language tends to be more complex and intricate than speech with longer sentences and many subordinate clauses. The punctuation and layout of written texts also have no spoken equivalent. </li></ul><ul><li>Spoken language tends to be full of repetitions, incomplete sentences, corrections and interruptions, with the exception of formal speeches and other scripted forms of speech, such as news reports and scripts for plays and films. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Differences between writing and speech <ul><li>Writers can make use of punctuation, headings, layout, colours and other graphical effects in their written texts. Such things are not available in speech. </li></ul><ul><li>Speech can use timing, tone, volume, and timbre to add emotional context. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Differences between writing and speech <ul><li>Some grammatical constructions are only used in writing, as are some kinds of vocabulary, such as some complex chemical and legal terms. </li></ul><ul><li>Some types of vocabulary are used only or mainly in speech. These include slang expressions, and tags like y'know , like , etc. </li></ul>

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