Communication Accommodation Theory

Who created CA theory?
Howard Giles.
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What is convergence in CAT?
Moving our speech closer to that of the speaker.
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What about divergence?
When people's speech styles move further apart.
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What is covert prestige?
The status of speech style as having positive value among it's users, but not valued in the larger community.
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What is overt prestige?
Language that is generally recognised as 'better' or more positively valued in the larger community.
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What is convergence in CAT?

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Moving our speech closer to that of the speaker.

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What about divergence?

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What is covert prestige?

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What is overt prestige?

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