TB9 SPA Lecture 1; Social psychology of language

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1. What were the 4 dimensions in typology of interruptions by Roger, Bull and Smith (1988)?

  • Simple v.s complex and successful v.s unsuccessful
  • Simple v.s complex and turn yielding v.s turn taking
  • Successful v.s unsuccessful and turn yielding v.s turn taking
  • Successful v.s turn-taking and unsuccessful v.s turn-yielding
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2. 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

3. Which female accent was rated the highest in Smith & Workman (2008)?

  • London
  • Yorkshire
  • RP
  • Birmingham

4. 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

5. What is the situational theory of communicative conflict?

  • Equivocation occurs prior to communicative conflicts when all possible responses have negative consequences
  • Equivocation occurs prior to communicative conflicts when all possible responses have positive consequences
  • Equivocation occurs in response to a communicative conflict when all possible responses have negative consequences
  • Equivocation occurs in response to a communicative conflict when all possible responses have positive consequences

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