TB9, L1 - Social Psychology of Language

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1. 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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2. Which of the following does NOT describe equivocation?

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

3. Which of the following is NOT a response to a CC as found by Bavelas?

  • Refusal to answer
  • Hinting
  • Subtle changes in response
  • Deffered replies

4. Communication accommodation theory is based on which theory:

  • None of the above
  • Similarity-attraction theory
  • Innate emotion theory
  • Speech accommodation theory

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

  • Intonation, speech content, termination of hand gestures, stereotyped phrases, completion of syntactical clauses
  • Intonation, elongation of first syllable, termination of hand gestures, hedges, completion of a grammatical clause
  • Intonation, elongation of final syllable, termination of hand gestures, stereotyped phrases, completion of grammatical clauses
  • Intonation, speech content, termination of hand gestures, stereotyped phrases, completion of grammatical clauses

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