Spoken Language Holds More Information Than Written Essay

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Spoken language holds more information than written. This is because while speaking, an audience is able to understand the feeling of the speaker as there is tone and body language. In written language this is not known as its just plain text. The speakers feeling are also shown by paralinguistic features which are body language, posture, eye contact and hand gestures. As well as this, spoken language contains features like fillers and hedges. All this is adds emotion to speech which is something rare in written language. The way a speech is being addressed can control the effect it has on the audience. Unlike spoken, written language tends to be more sophisticated with longer sentences and complex language.

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