Language Grading is the way we manipulate our language (written and verbal) to ensure the person we are communicating with understands. We naturally grade our language all the time; imagine the difference between how you speak to a child compared to how you speak in an job interview. You can employ these skills when communicating with people who have varying levels of language proficiency.
By completing this activity you will develop your ability to grade your language. This is a useful skill when communicating across a language barrier.
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Language Grading 3 – Features of suprasegmental speech
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