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dc.contributor.authorTopham, Emma
dc.date.accessioned2019-01-15T15:36:56Z
dc.date.available2019-01-15T15:36:56Z
dc.date.issued2018-05-25
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2299/20961
dc.description.abstractThis study aimed to investigate the use of accommodation of assertive utterances (AUs) in the conversations of 49 girls aged 5;0-13;1. Based on the findings of earlier research that the use of such language is more closely related to age than to gender, it was predicted speakers would accommodate their use of and response to assertive utterances as a result of their partner’s age. Naturalistic language from these speakers was collected over a year, and evidence of accommodation was observed in all speakers. Fewer AUs were used with younger speakers compared to older ones, and those used with younger girls were more likely to be produced with the sole purpose of controlling the hearer’s behaviour. In addition, AUs were more likely to be complied with, or accepted, when they were produced by older girls. Given what is known about the types of language used by powerful/powerless individuals, it appears that these speakers consider age to be an indicator of status. A particularly interesting finding was that it was the age of a speaker in relation to other members of the conversation that influenced their use of and response to AUs, rather than the age of the speaker alone.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.rightsinfo:eu-repo/semantics/openAccessen_US
dc.rightsAttribution 3.0 United States*
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/us/*
dc.subjectCommunication accommodatioen_US
dc.subjectSchool-age girlsen_US
dc.subjectAssertive languageen_US
dc.subjectStatusen_US
dc.subjectDirectivesen_US
dc.subjectInterruptionsen_US
dc.subjectIgnoringen_US
dc.subjectNaturalistic data collectionen_US
dc.subjectTranscript analysisen_US
dc.subjectStyle shiften_US
dc.titleAssertion and Accommodation: a Study of the Assertive Language in the Conversations of School-Age (5-13 Years) Girlsen_US
dc.typeinfo:eu-repo/semantics/doctoralThesisen_US
dc.identifier.doidoi:10.18745/th.20961*
dc.type.qualificationlevelDoctoralen_US
dc.type.qualificationnamePhDen_US
dcterms.dateAccepted2018-05-25
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rioxxterms.licenseref.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/en_US
rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2019-01-15
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rioxxterms.funder.projectba3b3abd-b137-4d1d-949a-23012ce7d7b9en_US


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