Gender and Language Use

Gender and Language Use - Deborah Tannen (early 1990s)...

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Gender and Language Use 17:01 Gender conceived as binary terms leads researchers to look for differences  between males and females Lakoff’s early research (1970s) Gender differences as a result of patriarchy/male dominances Powerless style o Qualifiers- words like sort of, maybe o Disclaimers- I’m no expert in this area, but…. o Intensifiers- words like very and really, over compensation o Tag questions- You don’t mind do you? …Don’t you think? o Hesitations- words like ummm, huh o Excessive apologizing Powerful style o Elimination of “powerless” characteristics” o Quick rate- confident o Strong, purposeful gestures
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Unformatted text preview: Deborah Tannen (early 1990s) Gender differences seen as a cultural matter due to differences in socialization Shift is away from theory based on dominance to theory based on difference Feminine Style Masculine Style Rapport talk Report talk- telling it like it is Support and connection Status and independence Understanding Advice and action Social function Task function Current research focus o Gender is not a binary concept o Gender as performance, existing only within a practice o Gender as changeable and self-directed d 17:01 17:01...
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