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1

Name some common units of speech used in courtrooms:

“All rise”
“Your Honour”
“Objection”

2

What are some common features of courtroom discourse?

Formal Jargon.
Closed questions.
Directive questions.
Formal speech.

3

Why are closed questions used in a courtroom?

They give the receiver limited options for a response.

4

What are some features of horse racing discourse?

Constant commentary.
Tempo and volume (becomes louder towards the end).
Exaggerated intonation.

5

Why is horse racing less conversational than other sports?

Constant speaking is needed due to the speed of the sport.