TB9, L1 - Social Psychology of Language

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1. Communication accommodation theory is based on which theory:

  • Innate emotion theory
  • Similarity-attraction theory
  • Speech accommodation theory
  • None of the above
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2. Willemyns (1997) found:

  • Participants accents became more broad with a less-broad interviewer
  • Participants accents became more broad with a broad interviewer
  • Participants accents became less broad with a broad interviewer
  • Participants accents did not change with a broad interviewer

3. Context as a dimension of equivocation refers to:

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

4. Which of the following was not a dimension of interruption as hypothesises by Roger, Bull and Smith (1988)?

  • Enthusiastic vs unenthusiastic
  • None of the above
  • Succesful vs unsuccessful
  • Single vs complex

5. 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

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