Common questions

What is pedantic speech?

What is pedantic speech?

Pedantic speech refers to an overly formal speaking style that is inappropriate to the conversational setting. It can be characterized by didactic patterns of prosody and very precise articulation, as well as unnecessarily complex vocabulary.

What is idiosyncratic speech in autism?

A common characteristic of speech in children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), idiosyncratic language is described as stereotypical and inappropriate word use. These unusual utterances include pedantic speech, in which the child uses overly specific details.

How can you tell Aspergers?

Signs and symptoms of Asperger’s syndrome

  1. Lack of interpersonal relationship skills and instincts.
  2. Inability to express one’s own feelings.
  3. Often verbalizes internal thoughts that most would keep private.
  4. Flat tone / speaking style that lacks pitch.
  5. Appears to lack empathy.
  6. Has a difficult time interacting with peers.

What are idiosyncratic signs?

It is defined as a structural or behavioral characteristic peculiar to an individual or group. The term can also be applied to symbols. Idiosyncratic symbols mean one thing for a particular person, as a blade could mean war, but to someone else, it could symbolize a knighting.

Are there any speech patterns that are annoying?

To say that all these fad-driven speech patterns are kinda, sorta, well… I don’t know, annoying may seem a bit harsh. But it’s also absolutely true. The use of such patterns do more than annoy the listener. Even if the people indulging in these patterns have an incredibly high IQ, the patterns work against them by making them:

How to change speech patterns for different characters in..?

Annoying for sure, but still very different from normal patterns of speech. Or you can play with the grammatical arrangement of one character’s speech. Instead of subject-verb-object, have one character continually follow a subject-object-verb style. Similes, metaphors . . . wonderful tools of our language, but not all people use them in speech.

Are there speech patterns you hear all the time?

Despite all the detriments of allowing those patterns to unconsciously creep into your own conversational lexicon, people are falling prey at rapid rates. Some are even doing it on purpose.

Is it possible to get distracted by speech patterns?

Yes, I understand that my fixated attention on these patterns is what is causing me to be distracted. And, like a highly contagious virus, it is possible that by simply reading this post, you too will become afflicted!