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)?

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

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

  • RP
  • Yorkshire
  • Birmingham
  • London

4. Which of these is NOT a dimension of equivocation?

  • Context
  • Sender
  • Comparison
  • Receiver
  • Content

5. How long is a typical transition pause?

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

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