TB9 SPA Lecture 1; Social psychology of language

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

  • Number of turn-yielding cues and smooth speaker switches
  • Number of hand gestures and smooth speaker switches
  • Grammatical errors and turn-taking
  • Fillers/pauses and smooth speaker switches (a negative relationship)
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2. What is the main idea behind Communication Accomodation theory?

  • Individuals may be evaluated more favourably by reducing dissimilarities
  • Individuals may be evaluated more favourably by increasing dissimilarities

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. Stated by Giles (1973), what are the two directions accent change might occur in?

  • Left and right
  • Divergence and optimal divergence
  • Divergence and convergence
  • Convergence and optimal convergence

5. What is the situational theory of communicative conflict?

  • 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
  • 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

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