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Unformatted text preview: the third woman and it tells us that the woman maybe younger and a little dumb. Each woman fits into a category she just doesn’t tell you exactly which one. She moves on from the three women for a while to the definition of markings. She tells markings change the base meaning of words and that the unmarked form of the word carries the meaning for males, such as the word actor. Tannen says that the unmarked word actor means male character, but for the female character you must add the markings of ess. She then begins talking about how male and females are addressed. She says that “Mr.” doesn’t carry any meaning while “Ms.” and “Mrs.” tells your whole background story. I believe this author of this essay was biased on some of the points that she made. I believe that instead of writing how women are marked she should also have done some research and wrote how people in general were marked....
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This note was uploaded on 04/22/2008 for the course ENGL 1100 taught by Professor Schneller during the Spring '07 term at Auburn University.
- Spring '07