IND IN SOCIETY

Topics: Linguistics, Language, Asch conformity experiments Pages: 2 (324 words) Published: October 16, 2014
 Question 1
1 out of 1 points

What does 'language as symbols' mean?

Selected Answer:
a.
Words and non-verbal communication are rich with meaning because they symbolise more than is superficially available in the behaviour itself.

 Question 2
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What is meant by Chomsky's 'universal grammar' (pick the best answer)?

Selected Answer:
c.
All languages have grammar and all people learn the grammar of their language and humans are 'pre-wired' to learn language.

 Question 3
1 out of 1 points

Which of the below is an example of 'paralanguage'?

Selected Answer:
b.
Sounds that punctuate speech like 'ums' and 'ahs'. 

 Question 4
1 out of 1 points

Speech styles that convey information about mood, status or group membership are known as:

Selected Answer:
b.
Social markers  

 Question 5
1 out of 1 points

'Speech convergence’ is when:

Selected Answer:
c.
A person’s accent or speech style shifts towards that of another person.

 Question 6
1 out of 1 points

What was meant in the lecture by the saying 'peronal space is egg shaped'?

Selected Answer:
b.
It meant that personal space is oval with more closeness tolerated behind us than in front. 

 Question 7
1 out of 1 points

Which of the following does NOT apply to computer-mediated communication (CMC)?

Selected Answer:
c.
CMC increases the amount of information that is exchanged.

 Question 8
1 out of 1 points

What is one general finding that can we conclude from research on gender differences in speech style?

Selected Answer:
a.
That there are fewer real differences than stereotypes lead us to believe.

 Question 9
1 out of 1 points

Research that is ‘culture bound’ is:

Selected Answer:
d.
Conditioned by a specific cultural background....
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