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Name some common units of speech used in courtrooms:

“All rise”
“Your Honour”


What are some common features of courtroom discourse?

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


Why are closed questions used in a courtroom?

They give the receiver limited options for a response.


What are some features of horse racing discourse?

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


Why is horse racing less conversational than other sports?

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