Communication Accommodation Theory: Converging Toward an Understanding of Communication Adaptation in Interpersonal Relationships

Jordan Soliz, Howard Giles, Jessica Gasiorek

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Abstract

In this chapter, the authors provide an overview of communication accommodation theory. Communication accommodation theory focuses on the communications adjustments individuals make in our personal and social relationships. Following a discussion of the main tenets of the theory (e.g., types of accommodation, motives for communication adjustments) and a brief historical overview of the development and application of the theory to a variety of social and relational contexts, the chapter highlights how the theory informs our understanding of interpersonal communication and integrates an intergroup orientation toward interpersonal relationships.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationEngaging Theories in Interpersonal Communication
Subtitle of host publicationMultiple Perspectives, 3rd Edition
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Pages130-142
Number of pages13
ISBN (Electronic)9781000457018
ISBN (Print)9780367425296
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2021

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychology(all)

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