English Language Power Theorists Quiz

Instrumental power is...
where the writer/speaker actually has power due to their position
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Who said "language can be 'face saving' or 'face threatening'"
Goffman
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Labov's research highlighted the issue of convergence- what is this?
Changing our speech style to fit in with a certain group
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What did Giles's 'matched guise' experiment find?
An RP accent was found to be rated with higher intelligence and authority
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What is 'synthetic personalisation'?
The way in which advertising uses personalised language such as "you" to construct a relationship
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If you were the submissive talker in a conversation, what would you be according to Fairclough?
The non-powerful participant
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What did Brown and Levison define as a 'face threatening act'?
an act that damages the face of the addressee or the speaker by acting in opposition to the wants and desires of the other.
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Who said "language can be 'face saving' or 'face threatening'"

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Goffman

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Labov's research highlighted the issue of convergence- what is this?

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

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What is 'synthetic personalisation'?

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