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Unformatted text preview: o Separation or autonomyindependence, making your mark Lots of I kind of talk Feminine COM 204 8-Dec-09 o Cooperative enactment Working together, seeking out other opinions o Alternatives o Inclusion of emotion (in their talk) Stories Man Stories o Direct, linear, not much about relationship or emotion o Focus on actions outside the home Woman Stories o Meandering, relational o Focus on family, context Style of talk Masculine style o Fewer abstractions o Focus on doing, not feeling o Communication to accomplish something o Talk is secondary (to actually getting something done) o Establishes autonomy and independence Feminine style o Communication to establish relationships o Communicate to establish support o More hedges, qualifiers o Talk is primary o Maintains conversation flow...
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This note was uploaded on 04/11/2011 for the course COM 204 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '08 term at Purdue University-West Lafayette.
- Fall '08