Presentation on theme: "Every language in the world has five registers."— Presentation transcript:
1 Every language in the world has five registers. Registers of LanguageEvery language in the world has five registers.
2 REGISTER EXPLANATION FROZEN FORMAL CONSULTATIVE CASUAL INTIMATE Language that is always the same. For example, Lord’s Prayer, wedding vows, etc.FORMALThe standard sentence syntax and word choice of work and school. Has complete sentences and specific word choiceCONSULTATIVEFormal register when used in conversation. Discourse pattern not quite as direct as formal register.CASUALLanguage between friends. Word choice general and not specific. Conversation dependent upon non-verbal assists. Sentence syntax often incomplete.INTIMATELanguage between lovers or twins. Language of sexual harassment.
3 FROZEN REGISTERReciting or reading of a document
4 FORMAL REGISTER Uses abstract words of about 1400-1600 word vocabulary Used in teaching and business professionsUsed when asking questionsAffects your ability to get into a good college and get a good job