How Does John Inverdale Use Informal Language

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In the transcript the commentator John Inverdale adapts the way he speaks to fit the sporting context and to keep viewers of the event engaged throughout the broadcast. He uses an informal tone and chooses not to speak in Standard English with elisions such as "she's gonna", John Inverdale does this because it keeps the viewers engaged and as he is commentating it makes the atmosphere lighthearted, keeping views listening. He adapts the way he speaks to use informal language because the effect of this is one which portrays confidence as it shows that John Inverdale feels relaxed and the commentary comes across as conversational which keeps the viewers involved. Moreover the use of informal language such as " get her juices flowing" and his "(laughs)" and humour helps to build a relationship with the views as they do not feel intimidated by a large usage of specialised terms and his adapted languages is portrayed as conversational so views enjoy listening while watching the broadcast event. John Inverdales use of stress over words such as "so much" and "well short" because…show more content…
He give out information such as "in second place behind her team mate Mabel Gay (1)" then pauses to allow views time to process the information making it easy to follow. He speaks small sentences with little pauses as he is speaking over the event to rather than using fillers he pauses before commenting on the situation. His uses of pauses helps to keep the reader engaged as they are able to understand his comments as John is not speaking quickly but rather breaking down the events that are unfolding over the broadcast. The lack of fillers that John Inverdales uses helps to maintain a professional attitude as he is not constantly using terms such as "um" or "erm". It helps to keep his commentary flowing as the pause he uses instead show that he is taking the time to think about what he is going to

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