takes Place in shared context
typically carried out in face-
to-face interaction with others
, with whom we Share a great
deal of contextual background.
avoids elaboration or
specification of meaning. There
is low lexical density in conversation
is interactive: co-constructed by two
or more interlocutors, Adapting their
expression as the exchange progresses.
in real time: it is typically spontaneous
– speakers have to Plan and produce
their utterances in real time, ‘on line’.
employs a vernacular range of expression.
It typically takes place in intimate contexts,
between people that know one Anothe
r quite well. The style tends to be informal.