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Unformatted text preview: 2-19-08Gender and Language 2Women vs. Men in the MediaLinguistic: The Family GuyHow men talk to womenWords women sayNon-linguistic: How to showerDo women talk more than men?2 ways to approach this question:1. Do women use more words per day? (amount of speech)-The myth: women use many more words than men. 7-24K words for women vs. 2-10 k for men.-The truth: there are no studies that currently show a statistically significant difference.2. Do women use more words per utterance? (amount of speech in situation)-Bilious and Krauss (1988)-had strangers in pairs get together to solve a problem with a given set of solutions-compared cross-sex and single-sex conversationsPennebaker 2007-Wanted to investigate claim by Louann Brizendine (2006)-Recorded speech of 396 participants-Womens 916,215) average and men (15,669) not significantly different-Highest (47,000) and lowest (500) words spoken per day were from males.Who talks on the phone more?-Cells: Males: 571 mins/month Females: 424 mins/month-Home: males: 321 mins/month Females: 491 mins/monthLeaper and Ayres (2007)-combine decades of research on language and gender and look at trends-small but statistically reliable tendency for men to be more talkative than women overall-context was important (men more talkative with wives and strangers; women with...
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This note was uploaded on 03/30/2008 for the course IAH 231C taught by Professor Johnson during the Spring '08 term at Michigan State University.
- Spring '08