the language variety determined by social circumstances. Note: Most persons have a repertoire of registers. While an employee chatting with others might say, "The boss's latest memo doesn't make any sense at all," he or she would likely use a more respectful register in speaking to his employer, as "I'm having a bit of difficulty understanding your latest memo."
a variety of a language that is appropriate to specific situations or addressees. For example, the simple question â€œwhere did you go last night?â€ would elicit very different responses depending on whether you were answering your roommate, your mother, or a police officer. Registers can usually be placed on a continuum of formality; all natural languages have multiple registers, and all adult speakers of a language consciously or unconsciously select the register most appropriate to the situation. Contrast DIALECT.
A style of language (e.g., formal, colloquial) appropriate to a specific audience, purpose, or situation. Register is determined by the level of formality in a particular social setting, the relationship among the individuals involved in the communication, and the purpose of the interaction.
the level of language and formality used when interacting with different audiences: elders vs. siblings, teachers vs. friends, supervisor vs. job applicant.
the degree of formality in word choice and sentence structure.
Refers to the dialect or style of speaking a speaker may use in different contexts.
a set of meanings that is appropriate to a particular function of language, together with the words and structures which express these meanings
a something like a dialect that we speak in a specific situation
Speech that is socially appropriate for a given situation. Different registers are used for different types of situations. For example, a register used at an informal party with friends differs from that used in a formal job interview.
a variety of language related to the occupation of the writer (e.g. legal language used by lawyers)
A socially defined variety of language, eg colloquial, legal, journalistic, etc.
The vocabulary and language features associated with a specific social or occupational group or activity, used in relation to particular situations, roles, subjects, and audiences. Each person uses a variety of registers.
A variation in language due to circumstances: these may include age, sex, status, topic or setting. The language of medicine, business and science all differ in their register, which may be spoken or written.
The level of formality used in communication. The choice of a communicative mode by a speaker or writer, which should match the context of his/her expression, such as: the interpersonal mode (an informal conversation), the interpretive mode (reception of a mediated communication), and the presentational mode (expression in a one-to-many mode).
Language register refers to different forms of the same language that are used with certain people or in certain situations.
This is a technical term for words, phrases or sentence structures which are associated with a particular group of writers or professionals. e.g.legal, medical, pop musical, computer magazine, specialised instruction manuals etc. These will all use a particular type of specialised language or jargon which is peculiar to their genre.
a variety of language selected for use in a specific social situation. In particular, the register differentiates formal from informal use of language.
Social variety of language. Our course has used Joos's model of five categories that express a range in social use of language: intimate, casual, consultative, formal, frozen.
In linguistics, a register is a subset of a language used for a particular purpose or in a particular social setting. For example, an English speaker may adhere more closely to prescribed grammar, pronounce words ending in -ing with a velar nasal (e.g. "walking", not "walkin'") and refrain from using the word "ain't" when speaking in a formal setting, but the same person could violate all of these prescriptions in an informal setting.
In linguistics, a register language is a language which combines tone and vowel phonation into a single phonological system. Burmese and the Chinese dialect Shanghainese are examples. Burmese is usually considered a tonal language, but differences in relative pitch are correlated with vowel phonation, so that neither exists independently.