Accomodating 6 people
These theories help to explain why speakers seek to converge or diverge from the language, dialect, accent and behavior of their interlocutors. This latter theory argues that a person's self-concept comprises a personal identity and a social identity, and that this social identity is based in comparisons people make between in-groups (groups they belong to) and out-groups (groups they do not belong to).According to social identity theory, people strive to maintain a positive social identity by either joining groups where they feel more comfortable or making a more positive experience of belonging to the groups they already belong to.The second assumption is concerned with how people perceive and evaluate a conversation.Perception is the process of attending to and interpreting a message When someone enters a conversation, usually he first observes what takes place and then decides whether he should make adjustment to fit in.When two people who speak different languages try to have a conversation, the language they agree to communicate with is more likely to be the one used by the higher status person.
The more similarities they share with each other, the more likely for them to accommodate.There are four main socio-psychological theories: Similarity-attraction The similarity-attraction theory posits that, "The more similar our attitudes and beliefs are to those of others, the more likely it is for them to be attracted to us." An individual on the receiving end of high level of accommodation is likely to develop a greater sense of self-esteem and satisfaction than being a receiver of low accommodation.Social exchange process The social exchange process theory "...However, the decision about accommodation is not always necessary.Imagine the encounter of two strangers, they may have a random small talk and simply say goodbye.