TB9, L1 - Social Psychology of Language

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1. Context as a dimension of equivocation refers to:

  • To what extent the speaker is addressing the other person in the situation
  • The extent to which the response directly answers the question
  • To what extent the speaker is giving their own opinion
  • The clarity of what is being said
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2. Fuertes et al (2012) found which 3 dimensions when comparing standard/non-standard accents

  • Status, solidarity, dynamism
  • Favourability, status, intelligence
  • Status, intelligence, dynamism
  • Favourability, solidarity, dynamism

3. Ruiter, Mitterer and Enfield found which to be the most important cues in projecting speakers end of turn?

  • Speech only
  • Speech and syntax
  • Syntax and elongation of final syllable
  • Syntax and hand gestures

4. After listening to an English person critiquing Welsh studies, Bourmis and Giles (1977) found:

  • Participants enhanced their Welsh dialect
  • None of the above
  • Participants accents became more similar to that of the English person
  • Accents were unchanging

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

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


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