* When speaking to children we adjust the way that we speak as well as the words we use to accommodate the individual to whom we are speaking.
* When speaking to the elderly we often change the way that we interact, including our speech patterns and behaviors and might show more respect (McCann, & Giles, 2006).
* When giving information during a job interview, an individual is going to accommodate his/her speech to the situation and person to whom they are speaking.
* One would not talk the same way to his/her boss as he/she would to his/her friends.
* Individuals speak to their parents differently than they speak to their peers.