Language and Occupation

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What is Giles' 'Accommodation Theory'?
The theory that people their diverge or converge when speaking.
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How is Giles' Accommodation Theory used in an occupation?
In an occupation, one may converge in order to make others (e.g. customers or colleagues) feel more comfortable when speaking.
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What is Convergence?
Using language in order to fit in/relate to others.
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What is Divergence?
Using language in order to differ from others.
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How are acronyms helpful in an occupation?
They add speed for high stress jobs as specific acronyms belong to specific occupations (e.g. a teacher may say 'GCSE')
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What is John Swales' Discourse Community theory?
The theory that each occupation has it's own discourse community where everyone has the same goals.
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What is Drew and Heritage's 'Talk At Work' theory?
The theory that in each occupation there will be; a variation in allowable contributions, professional lexis, goal orientation, adjacency pairs when speaking, lexical asymmetry, structure when speaking.
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What are twi inferential frameworks in occupation?
1. Implicit ways of thinking, communicating, and behaving. 2. There are strong hierarchies of power with asymmetrical relationships marked through language use.
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What does discourse structure have to do with occupation?
A grammatical structure might be familiar to a specific occupation.
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What is occupational theory?
Every occupation has its own special lexicon but there are lexical changes depending on who is speaking. This is sometimes used widely but it is originated in a specific field.
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