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Unformatted text preview: coined did the public recognize it (language is not static, we change language to reflect our changing understanding of the world).- Language organizes perceptions of gender: language stereotypes men and women and encourages polarized perceptions of sex & gender Polarized thinking views gender as only one of two opposites (man or woman, no trans-)- Language devalues females and femininity by deprecating women with trivializing terms referring to immaturity (ex: baby doll, girlie, sugar); derogatory language (slut) vs. complimentary language (stud)- Alternative to traditional sex-typing is androgyny (possessing qualities seen as masc. & fem.) • Gendered styles of verbal communication (language is used to express our gender identities)...
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This note was uploaded on 03/06/2011 for the course COMM 324 taught by Professor Krueger during the Spring '05 term at Maryland.
- Spring '05