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Communication Accommodation Theory

Giles, Howard ; Ogay, Tania

In: Explaining communication: Comtemporary theories and exemplars, 2007, p. 293-310

Communication Accommodation Theory (CAT) provides a wide-ranging framework aimed at predicting and explaining many of the adjustments individuals make to create, maintain,or decrease social distance in interaction. It explores the different ways in which we accommodate our communication, our motivations for doing so, and the consequences. CAT addresses interpersonal communication issues, yet also...

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Towards the standardization of sequence stratigraphy

Catuneanu, O. ; Abreu, V. ; Bhattacharya, J.P. ; Blum, M.D. ; Dalrymple, R.W. ; Eriksson, P.G. ; Fielding, C.R. ; Fisher, W.L. ; Galloway, W.E. ; Gibling, M.R. ; Giles, K.A. ; Holbrook, J.M. ; Jordan, R. ; Kendall, C.G.St.C. ; Macurda, B. ; Martinsen, O.J. ; Miall, A.D. ; Neal, J.E. ; Nummedal, D. ; Pomar, L. ; Posamentier, H.W. ; Pratt, B.R. ; Sarg, J.F. ; Shanley, K.W. ; Steel, R.J. ; Strasser, André ; Tucker, M.E. ; Winker, C.

In: Earth-Science Reviews, 2009, vol. 92, no. 1-2, p. 1-33

Sequence stratigraphy emphasizes facies relationships and stratal architecture within a chronological framework. Despite its wide use, sequence stratigraphy has yet to be included in any stratigraphic code or guide. This lack of standardization reflects the existence of competing approaches (or models) and confusing or even conflicting terminology. Standardization of sequence stratigraphy...

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Quantification of high-frequency sea-level fluctuations in shallow-water carbonates: an example from the Berriasian–Valanginian (French Jura)

Hillgärtner, Heiko ; Strasser, André

In: Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 2003, vol. 200(1-4), p. 43

When quantifying sedimentary processes on shallow carbonate platforms, it is important to know the high-frequency accommodation changes through time. Accommodation changes in cyclic successions are often analysed by simply converting cycle thickness to Fischer plots. This approach is not satisfactory, because it does not account for differential compaction, possible erosion, sea-level fall below...