So, with each extract what we're after are the following:
- Where would you place this extract on the mode continuum?
- What language evidence can you produce for your decision?
The first extract this year is taken from the ICE-GB corpus which I'm now working with as part of my new job, and it's an extract from a football commentary on the radio. Ignore any underlining as that's not important here, and it's worth adding that the micropauses are indicated using <,> in this extract. Also it's just one speaker: