TB9 SPA Lecture 1; Social psychology of language

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1. 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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2. Which of these is NOT a dimension of equivocation?

  • Receiver
  • Sender
  • Context
  • Comparison
  • Content

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

  • Optimal divergence
  • Convergence
  • Optimal convergence
  • Divergence

4. What did Duncan and Fiske (1985) find a correlation between?

  • Fillers/pauses and smooth speaker switches (a negative relationship)
  • Number of turn-yielding cues and smooth speaker switches
  • Grammatical errors and turn-taking
  • Number of hand gestures and smooth speaker switches

5. What was the main finding from Fuertes et al (2012)?

  • Standard accents rated higher on status and dynamism but not on solidarity
  • Standard accents rated highest on ALL dimensions
  • Non-standard accents rated higher on ALL dimensions
  • Non-standard accents rated higher on dynamism and solidarity but not on status

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