Discussion Questions Chapter 5

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Discussion Questions Chapter 5 Gendered Verbal Communication Question : A man and his son were in a car accident. The man died on the way to the hospital, but the boy was rushed into surgery. The surgeon said “I can't operate, for that's my son!” How is this possible? Your Answer : This chapter has two sections, the first part deals with how language reflects genders through exclusion, shaping awareness, organizing perception, evaluation, and allowing of self-reflection. And the second talks about expressing gendered identities through our communication and it delves into dichotic speech communities typical of feminine and masculine speech, how we are communicatively socialized as youngsters, characteristics of feminine and masculine speech, and how misinterpretations can lead to conflict. This first example is an example given shows how language reflects and sustains cultural views of masculinity and feminity. In other words, male generic language excludes women, defining men as the standard and women as the exception. Examples? Matrilinial- “rule by mothers” refers to systems of ideology, social structures, and practices that are created by women and reflect the values, priorities, and views of
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This note was uploaded on 11/30/2010 for the course COMM 1310 taught by Professor Schlag during the Spring '08 term at University of Houston - Downtown.

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