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Table 3 Ranking scenarios according to mean formality score

From: Towards an understanding of contextual features that influence the linguistic formality of British Sign Language users

  Scenario description M SD CI 95 %
LL UL
J Recommending interpreters between friends in a pub 1.78 0.73 1.58 1.99
G Telling a story to your housemates at home about how you got a pay rise 1.88 1.09 1.58 2.18
A Discussing the General Election with friends in a café 2.18 0.79 1.95 2.40
H Recommending a restaurant to colleagues in a staff room 2.29 0.64 2.11 2.47
E Telling your boss in the staff room about a restaurant you like 2.71 0.90 2.45 2.96
L Talking to your boss in the pub about your previous experiences when voting 2.76 0.76 2.55 2.98
C Ordering food from a waiter in a restaurant 3.31 0.86 3.07 3.56
F Instructing a new colleague at work on how to book an interpreter 3.59 0.78 3.37 3.81
K Discussing how to spend council funds with other local community members in a town hall 3.71 0.81 3.48 3.93
D Giving a presentation at work to your colleagues about how to book an interpreter 4.00 0.85 3.76 4.24
I Giving a presentation in a town hall to promote a political party to the public 4.43 0.78 4.21 4.65
B Negotiating a pay rise with your boss in their office 4.45 0.70 4.25 4.65