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spoken language

The language one speaks or reads; for example, English or Swedish. Contrast with computer languages such as programming language, machine language, command language, fourth-generation language and markup language.

Spoken Language


(Russian, ustnaia rech’), speech (in the broadest sense of the term) in oral form, in contradistinction to written form (see). Any text expressed in any form of the language of an ethnic speech community or in any of the literary language’s functional styles can be communicated orally. Spoken language is, characteristically, unrehearsed, spontaneous, and flowing. These features of spoken language are most evident not in the oral reproduction of written texts but in the everyday speech of those who use the literary language. Some researchers use the term “colloquial spoken variant” to refer to the literary language in its oral form. In public speaking, the emphasis on a particular functional style restricts the manifestation of those features that normally characterize spoken language. Communication in dialect, jargon, and popular language (prostorechie) is usually in spoken form.

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One of the key motivations for sharing with diverse groups was the research link between children's oral language development and their early literacy skills.
How does research on approaches to support young children's oral language and writing support and challenge participants' practices?
In my Year 4 classroom, I have used this card game not only to foster and model oral language but also to help students learn how they can use language to express an opinion, present an idea and/or persuade others of their point of view (ACELA1489, ACELY1688).
Eduardo therefore used oral language to regulate the action of the researcher, also demonstrating a greater variety of language functions throughout the sessions with the group.
The EL Student Shadowing Observation Tool (Soto-Hinman, 2011), an instrument that provides data about English learners' instructional classroom experience, was modified and simplified to systematically collect data around academic oral language.
Effects of fluency, oral language, and executive function on reading comprehension performance.
In the light of this panorama, this study evaluated the initial executive functions, oral language and reading and writing in preschool children with the following objectives: (1) to ascertain if the children's performances improve as they progress through school, even at relatively early ages; and (2) to investigate how these separate cognitive domains correlate with each other.
3) What progress in Korean oral language and literacy did the child make during the course of this study?
11) In the same way as Rosenblatt explains the interaction of a reader with a text, humankind interacts by use of oral language with his or her environment to make meaning and sense out of his or her life.
Despite wide variations in sample size, subject selection, oral language measures, and methodology, a surprisingly consistent pattern emerged from these studies.
The conceptual framework described here was selected because it encompasses a holistic understanding of emergent and early literacy that incorporates all aspects of written and oral language (Anderson, Hiebert, Scott, & Wilkinson, 1985; Clay, 1966, 1979; Teale & Sulzby, 1986).
Leu said Chinese can be a difficult language to learn because there are five ``tones'' used in the oral language and the symbols used in the writings are often not literal translations of the words they represent.