It’s my second blog post in about a year! And what a post it is. Well, ok, it’s really not taken me that much time to write and is more a question or two for you, dear reader, based on the transcripts below. Here’s some information you might want before you read:
Ordinary level: very very ordinary
So, have a read of these two dialogues and just think about the differences in them and why that may be the case, think about: grammar, phonology, accommodation, communicative competence, adjacency pairs, standard English, ELF, right, wrong, (in)accuracy, and whatever the hell else you like.
Me: I’m the Atrium shop – that’s all I need to say
Ben: Hm, ah, well I’ll have what you’re having
Me: Dangerous words. I think I’m gonna go for the large falafel granary
Ben: Hm, shit, I…
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