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2. If you were the submissive talker in a conversation, what would you be according to Fairclough?

  • The less equal encounter
  • The non-powerful participant
  • The equal encounter
  • The powerful participant

3. What did Giles's 'matched guise' experiment find?

  • An RP accent was found to be rated with higher intelligence and authority
  • A regional accent was found to be rated with higher intelligence and authority
  • A regional accent makes you appear to have a higher status
  • A RP accent makes you appear to have a lower status

4. Instrumental power is...

  • where the audience must try and persuade the speaker
  • where the audience actually has power due to their position
  • where the writer/speaker actually has power due to their position
  • where the writer/speaker must try and persuade the audience

5. What did Brown and Levison define as a 'face threatening act'?

  • an act that damages the face of the addressee or the speaker by threatening them in a social way
  • an act that damages the face of the addressee or the speaker by actually hurting them
  • an act that damages the face of the addressee or the speaker by acting in opposition to the wants and desires of the other.
  • an act that damages the face of the addressee or the speaker by insulting their face

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