Examples Of Spoken Language

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Looking at two instances of two forms of spoken language, we can easily determine whether it is scripted or spontaneous. One instance is a scripted speech delivered in front of the victims and congress 9 days after the 9/11 attack and was conducted by George W. Bush- the President of United States where the attack took place and the world in shock. This was a very anticipated talk as this was the first time he spoke publicly since the event that took many people’s lives. Another instance of spoken language is the spontaneous interview of George Bush by Carole Coleman which occurred 3 years after the 9/11 attack took place. Bush had carried out this interview in preparation for his visit to Ireland and to gain support by justifying his decision…show more content…
His pace quickens and he deliberately pauses to give sorrow and praise to victims and even gives out a personal anecdote: “passengers like an exceptional man named Todd Beamer.” His pitch goes higher showing that he has moved on to the next point and he gives a different approach by speeding up his delivery. His pitch goes on to be continuous and very unnatural showing that he is building up to something and that he is anticipating an applause from the audience. Bush uses volume to emphasis certain phrases and sentences such as the imagery “Republicans and Democrats joined together on the steps of this Capitol” and to create a more serious…show more content…
The anaphora “we will never forget” highlights that this event was very important and will not be erased in American people’s hearts in a very long time emphasising how the event completely changed their nation. When a sentence is further emotive, his volume decreases even more: “ Nor we will forget the citizens of 80 other nations who died with our own.” When George Bush talks about the casualties, he pauses, his pace was slow and his volume was low in order to create a very respectful tone. He has provided statistics “ 130 Israelis, more than 250 citizens of India; men and women from El Salvador, Iran, Mexico, Japan” which indicates that this is very planned and scripted as a spontaneous speaker wouldn’t normally know these figures. There were difference in how he presents these statistics to conduct a much more varied and structured speech. When he tried to show a personal gratitude to Great Britain with “Thank you for coming, friend” his tone was flat and rehearsed making it sound
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