New User Special Price Expires in

Let's log you in.

Sign in with Facebook


Don't have a StudySoup account? Create one here!


Create a StudySoup account

Be part of our community, it's free to join!

Sign up with Facebook


Create your account
By creating an account you agree to StudySoup's terms and conditions and privacy policy

Already have a StudySoup account? Login here

Comm. 89 (Jansma) Week 3 Notes


Comm. 89 (Jansma) Week 3 Notes Comm 89

GPA 3.7

Preview These Notes for FREE

Get a free preview of these Notes, just enter your email below.

Unlock Preview
Unlock Preview

Preview these materials now for free

Why put in your email? Get access to more of this material and other relevant free materials for your school

View Preview

About this Document

All lecture notes from Comm. 89 (Theories) with Jansma
Theories of Communication
Class Notes
UCSB, communication, comm89, theories, jansma
25 ?




Popular in Theories of Communication

Popular in Communication

This 3 page Class Notes was uploaded by on Friday October 14, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to Comm 89 at University of California Santa Barbara taught by JANSMA in Summer 2016. Since its upload, it has received 8 views. For similar materials see Theories of Communication in Communication at University of California Santa Barbara.


Reviews for Comm. 89 (Jansma) Week 3 Notes


Report this Material


What is Karma?


Karma is the currency of StudySoup.

You can buy or earn more Karma at anytime and redeem it for class notes, study guides, flashcards, and more!

Date Created: 10/14/16
Wednesday, October 12, 2016 Week 3 No Tuesday Lecture - Discussed theory papers with TA’s Lecture 6 - 10/13/16 - Communication Accommodation Theory • Theorist: Howie Giles • Major Premise: When speakers interact, they modify their speech, their vocal patterns and their gestures to accommodate others • Contexts: Interpersonal, Intergroup, Intercultural • Accommodation Definition: The ability to adjust, modify, or regulate one’s behavior in response to another - Both Verbal and Nonverbal - According to the 2010 Census over 381 languages exist in the US • This creates In-groups and Out-groups and thus the need to accommodate • Assumptions - 1. Speech and Behavioral similarities and dissimilarities exist in all conversations • Past experiences influence our field of experience • Experiences affect accommodation - 2. Perception of speech and behaviors of another will determine evaluation • Ex: Interacting with professors - 3. Language and behaviors impart information about social status and group belonging - 4. Norms guide the process • Ways to Accommodate - Convergence: 1 Wednesday, October 12, 2016 • Behaving more like someone else - Speech rate, pausing, smiling, gazing, topics discussed • Why do we converse? - Social Approval/Reward - Identification/Solidarity - Efficiency/Interpretability - Discourse Management • Should we converge? - Norms affect appropriateness - Over and under Accommodation • May seem patronizing - Ex: talking extra loud to someone older, over-exaggeration - Divergence: • Attempt to disassociate oneself from other(s) • Why do we diverge? - Maintain our own social identity • Ex: video of little kid not listening to mom, diverging by keeping his own identity (but converging by speaking with the same tone as her) - To show power status differences - To not be viewed as a member of an undesirable group - Non-Accommodation: • No change in communication behavior Why do we not accommodate? • - Not being socially aware - Not knowing the language • Strengths: 2 Wednesday, October 12, 2016 - Scope • Can be applied to several contexts/situations - Police/civilian interactions - Intercultural situations - Intergenerational situations • Grandparents and grandchild - Heuristic • Theory has been incorporated in many different studies • Weaknesses - No Substantial Weaknesses, little scholarly criticism - Communication is too complex Section - 10/13/16 - Missed due to illness; review of Communication Accommodation Theory 3


Buy Material

Are you sure you want to buy this material for

25 Karma

Buy Material

BOOM! Enjoy Your Free Notes!

We've added these Notes to your profile, click here to view them now.


You're already Subscribed!

Looks like you've already subscribed to StudySoup, you won't need to purchase another subscription to get this material. To access this material simply click 'View Full Document'

Why people love StudySoup

Bentley McCaw University of Florida

"I was shooting for a perfect 4.0 GPA this semester. Having StudySoup as a study aid was critical to helping me achieve my goal...and I nailed it!"

Janice Dongeun University of Washington

"I used the money I made selling my notes & study guides to pay for spring break in Olympia, Washington...which was Sweet!"

Steve Martinelli UC Los Angeles

"There's no way I would have passed my Organic Chemistry class this semester without the notes and study guides I got from StudySoup."

Parker Thompson 500 Startups

"It's a great way for students to improve their educational experience and it seemed like a product that everybody wants, so all the people participating are winning."

Become an Elite Notetaker and start selling your notes online!

Refund Policy


All subscriptions to StudySoup are paid in full at the time of subscribing. To change your credit card information or to cancel your subscription, go to "Edit Settings". All credit card information will be available there. If you should decide to cancel your subscription, it will continue to be valid until the next payment period, as all payments for the current period were made in advance. For special circumstances, please email


StudySoup has more than 1 million course-specific study resources to help students study smarter. If you’re having trouble finding what you’re looking for, our customer support team can help you find what you need! Feel free to contact them here:

Recurring Subscriptions: If you have canceled your recurring subscription on the day of renewal and have not downloaded any documents, you may request a refund by submitting an email to

Satisfaction Guarantee: If you’re not satisfied with your subscription, you can contact us for further help. Contact must be made within 3 business days of your subscription purchase and your refund request will be subject for review.

Please Note: Refunds can never be provided more than 30 days after the initial purchase date regardless of your activity on the site.