TB9, L1 - Social Psychology of Language

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1. Which are the correct turn yielding cues as hypothesised by Duncan-Fiske?

  • Intonation, speech content, termination of hand gestures, stereotyped phrases, completion of grammatical clauses
  • Intonation, speech content, termination of hand gestures, stereotyped phrases, completion of syntactical clauses
  • Intonation, elongation of final syllable, termination of hand gestures, stereotyped phrases, completion of grammatical clauses
  • Intonation, elongation of first syllable, termination of hand gestures, hedges, completion of a grammatical clause
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2. Giles and Smith (1979) found speaker evaluations were most favourable when they:

  • Converged on speech rate and either content or pronunciation
  • Converged on speech rated, content and pronunciation
  • Converged on speech rate and content but never pronunciation
  • Did not converge on any of the dimensions

3. The situational theory of communicative conflict states that:

  • None of the above
  • Equivocation occurs only in political interviews
  • Equivocation occurs in response to communicative conflict
  • Equivocation occurs in order to prevent 'threats to face'

4. Context as a dimension of equivocation refers to:

  • To what extent the speaker is giving their own opinion
  • The extent to which the response directly answers the question
  • The clarity of what is being said
  • To what extent the speaker is addressing the other person in the situation

5. Which of the following does NOT describe equivocation?

  • Straight forward communication
  • Contradictory
  • Evasive or obscure
  • Intentional use of imprecise language

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