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2. If a persons accent became significantly broader when speaking to someone with a broad accent, what is this an example of?

  • Optimal convergence
  • Optimal divergence
  • Convergence
  • Divergence

3. If a welsh persons reasons for studying welsh were attacked by an english speaker and they increase their welsh accent, what is this an example of?

  • Optimal convergence
  • Divergence
  • Convergence
  • Optimal divergence

4. How long is a typical transition pause?

  • 150ms
  • 100ms
  • 200ms
  • 400ms

5. What are the two main criticisms of theories of equivocation?

  • Lack of a theoretical basis (e.g defining terms such as 'face' and other variables e.g prestige) and consequences of equivocation are as important as causes
  • No consideration of the situational factors which create communicative conflictsand equivocation could be easily switched out for a more holistic theory of face-preservation
  • Lack of a theoretical basis (e.g defining terms such as 'face' and other variables e.g prestige) and no consideration of the situational factors which create communicative conflicts
  • Consequences of equivocation are as important as causes and equivocation could be easily switched out for a more holistic theory of face-preservation

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