Contexts of Accommodation
Developments in Applied Sociolinguistics
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Contexts of Accommodation by Howard Giles
Book DescriptionThe theory of accommodation is concerned with motivations underlying and consequences arising from ways in which we adapt our language and communication patterns toward others. Since accommodation theory's emergence in the early l970s, it has attracted empirical attention across many disciplines and has been elaborated and expanded many times. In Contexts of Accommodation, accommodation theory is presented as a basis for sociolinguistic explanation, and it is the applied perspective that predominates this edited collection. The book seeks to demonstrate how the core concepts and relationships invoked by accommodation theory are available for addressing altogether pragmatic concerns. Accommodative processes can, for example, facilitate or impede language learners' proficiency in a second language as well as immigrants' acceptance into certain host communities; affect audience ratings and thereby the life of a television program; affect reaction to defendants in court and hence the nature of the judicial outcome; and be an enabling or detrimental force in allowing handicapped people to fulfil their communicative potential. Contexts of Accommodation will appeal to researchers and advanced students in language and communication sciences, as well as to sociolinguists, anthropologists, sociologists and psychologists.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521361514
(228mm x 152mm x 22mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 27-Sep-1991
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Howard Giles
Communication Accommodation Theory, Hardback (August 2016)
A seminal account of how, when, and why we modify telling features of our communication across a rich array of situations.
Handbook of Intergroup Communication, Paperback (June 2012)
This title brings together research, theory and application on traditional as well as innovative intergroup situations, exploring the communication aspect of these groups.
Contexts of Accommodation, Paperback (February 2010)
In Contexts of Accommodation, accommodation theory is presented as a basis for sociolinguistic explanation, and it is the applied perspective that predominates this edited collection.
New Handbook of Language and Social Psychology, Hardback (April 2001)» View all books by Howard Giles
When originally published in 1993 the first edition of this book was widely acknowledged as a definitive text in the field. The New Handbook builds on this success to provide updated reviews of many of the important theoretical and practical areas in which progress has been achieved in the last decade.
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