10-Ling 122-19 - Language & Gender1

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San José State University Linguistics and Language Development Spring 2010 Linguistics 122: English As A Global Language Language and Gender Reading: Holmes, Women Talk Too Much Tannen, The Power of Talk: Who gets heard and why
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The Power of Talk: Who gets heard and why? In the film ‘He Said, She Said,’ Deborah Tannen shows gender differences in the ways we are socialized as children affects our conversational styles as adults. In the article ‘The Power of Talk: Who Gets Heard and Why,’ she discusses the implications of these differences for the workplace.
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Who gets heard, and why? (Pp. 257-258) How can a difference in the length of pauses in a conversation affect the way speakers view each other? What does Tannen mean by “every utterance functions on two levels’? Why is communication between the sexes ‘cross-cultural’? How can conversational style affect ‘who gets credit’? What does the experiment about predicting grades show about male/female differences in discourse norms? How is conversational style related to asking questions? What is ‘conversational ritual’ and what rituals are discussed? How did indirect speech play a role in the plane crash
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Who gets heard, and why? (Pp. 258-259) List some conversational differences between men & women mentioned in the article. Does your behavior correspond to Tannen’s observations? How can differences between men & women w/r/t use of
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