Further explore data coding with this exercise on speech style:
Style (attention to speech)

Developed by the Humanities E-learning Team for The University of Manchester

Practice assigning various utterances to particular politeness strategies:
Politeness (politeness strategies)

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Style switching

This is an excerpt from a biochemistry lecture. Can you identify style shifting here? If so, how would you explain it?

Instructor: …i don't care if you don't highlight that at all. and highlight other specific things that you think plays an important part of function or structure, of your homolog. okay? okay remember there's an exam on, yes?[to 1.12] Friday
Student: did you want the article with the, with the report? [Instructor: did i want the ] do you want us to put the article (with) (xx)
Instructor: no it's just gonna make_ you know don't kill any more trees [S4: <LAUGH> okay ] to make me an extra copy of that. think of all the plants and what they do for us, with this (bill) and everything. exam Friday ten to twelve your last exam. that's cause for celebration alone isn't it? and you might think that's why the bagels are in here today, but they're not. they're in here because this is the lecture on, insulin and glucagon, so i am feeding you to help you see, firsthand, the effects, of hormonal signals. okay? that's the key. so, again, let's make this real casual you come down here anytime and, help yourself to this, this wonderful feast. there's a lot of bagels left so, feel free. to come down at any time. let's review. this by the way is a great diagram it's on page seven-fifty-six, in Leninger. let's review what we've looked at so far. for all of our studies to date, the catabolic and the anabolic, pathways, we've pretty much been focused, on a few different kinds of cells, in us. those kinds of cells are the liver cells or the <WRITING ON BOARD THROUGHOUT NEXT 6:16 OF UTTERANCE> hepatocytes

Reference: Simpson, Rita C.; Briggs, Sarah L.; Ovens, Janine; & Swales, John M. (2000). The Michigan Corpus of Academic Spoken English. Ann Arbor: The Regents of the University of Michigan.