CMN103 2010-01-21

CMN103 2010-01-21 - C MN103 2010-01-21 Gender, Language...

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CMN103 2010-01-21 Gender, Language Use, and Conversational Behavior Consequences of the Differences Carli, 1990: Study One o Lakoff’s tentative language Women use tentative language because they are expected Use of tentative Language = perceived unintelligent or incompetent No use = perceived of being less feminine Double-bind: perceived negatively both ways o Focused on extent of use in mixed-sex and same-sex dyads o Women use more tentative language than men in mixed-sex dyads. o Equal usage if same sex o Tentative women were more influential with men than direct women Carli, 1990: Study Two o Was tentative language really the cause? o Taped persuasive messages What extent does the listener agrees with the speaker? o Results Males are equally influential to males and females regardless of speaking type Tentative female speakers are more influential to males Assertive females are more influential to females
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