Seminar paper from the year 2009 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Linguistics, grade: 1, 3, University of Heidelberg (Anglistisches Seminar), course: Slips of the tongue, language: English, abstract: Whenever people fail to utter the message they wanted to convey correctly, they apologize and tend to explain their accidental mistake as a slip of the tongue. However, what is meant and covered by this term which is used so often to refer to speech errors? Does its universality suggest that all tongue slips are of the same kind? If not, how can they be distinguished? This term paper will try to give a more detailed categorization of speech anomalies, first providing a definition what is generally seen as a slip of the tongue. It will be shown, who were the first linguists to examine this topic and what discoveries were made. In order to give an own precise classification of speech errors, different approaches for main categorizations will be presented and taken into consideration. On the basis of these main categories, further sub-categories are elaborated and illustrated with examples given by different authors in order to explain every feature appropriately. Since many authors still not agree upon a common sub-classification, this term paper will select the most suitable terms and definitions, try to compromise about the most common ones and give suggestions for further distinctions. To be conforming to the majority of the literature, the most common terminology shall be used. However, if provided terms are inappropriate or imprecise, they will be modified. The types of speech errors will be ordered via the main class they belong to. They will be presented as sub-classes, defined, explained and illustrated by examples in detail. Examples are marked with ordinals. The incorrect utterance is always presented with an asterisk and followed by the proper realization in brackets. The pronunciation of the slips is written in graphemes, i.e. normally wSeminar paper from the year 2009 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Linguistics, grade: 1, 3, University of Heidelberg (Anglistisches Seminar), course: Slips of the tongue, language: English, abstract: Whenever people ...
|Title||:||Slips of the Tongue - A Classification|
|Author||:||Maria Dzieko Ska, Maria Dziekonska|
|Publisher||:||GRIN Verlag - 2013-08|