Howard Giles

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Howard Giles is a professor of communication at the Department of Communication, University of California, Santa Barbara. He was the chair of the department from 1991 to 1998, and has been president of both the International Communication Association and the International Association for the Study of Language and Social Psychology.[1] He is the founding co-editor of the Journal of Language and Social Psychology[2] and the Journal of Asian Pacific Communication,[1][3] and was the editor of Human Communication Research from 1992 to 1995.[1] He has received the Spearman Award and the President's Award from the British Psychological Society, and has also received the Mark L. Knapp Award from the National Communication Association.[1] He is known for developing communication accommodation theory,[4] and has diverse research interests in the areas of applied intergroup communication research and theory.[5]

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  1. ^ a b c d Giles, Howard (September 26, 2011). "Curriculum Vitae" (PDF). Department of Communication, University of California, Santa Barbara. Retrieved November 29, 2011. 
  2. ^ "Journals". International Association of Language and Social Psychology. Retrieved November 29, 2011. 
  3. ^ "Journal of Asian Pacific Communication". John Benjamins. Retrieved November 29, 2011. 
  4. ^ Coupland, Nikolas (2007). Style: Language Variation and Identity. Cambridge, UK, New York: Cambridge University Press. p. 62. ISBN 978-0-521-85303-3. Retrieved November 29, 2011. 
  5. ^ Giles, Howard; Reid, Scott; Harwood, Jake (2010). The Dynamics of Intergroup Communication. New York: Peter Lang. p. 319. ISBN 978-1-4331-0398-8. Retrieved November 29, 2011. 

Further reading[edit]

  • Giles Howard, Bourhis Richard Y and Taylor DM. (1977) Towards a Theory of Language in Ethnic Group Relations. In: Giles H (ed) Language, ethnicity and intergroup relations. London: Academic Press.
  • Giles Howard and Johnson Patricia (1987) Ethnolinguistic Identity Theory: A Social Psychological Approach to Language Maintenance. International Journal of the Sociology of language 68: 69-99.

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