according to gender researchers like pamela fishman

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Unformatted text preview: ect instead the kinds of questions that encourage extended talk by the addressee. (In training materials these are usually called `open questions' and usually equated with WH-syntax, though some materials do distinguish `how' and `why' questions from the rest.) According to gender researchers like Pamela Fishman (1983) and Janet Holmes (1984), using questions to facilitate talk ± an `interpersonal' rather # Blackwell Publishers Ltd. 2000 d:/3socio/4-3/cameron.3d ± 29/6/0 ± 21:6 ± disk/mp STYLING THE WORKER 337 than purely `informational' use of language ± is a strategy associated in particular with women speakers. Asking questions Ask questions ± don't demand information! (guidance for operators, utility company centre) Sta€ must give the caller space . . . by . . . asking questions (credit authorization appraisal checklist) Varying the type of questions gives a rounded and interesting communication (performance guidelines, auto insurance centre) With the foregoing examples I hope I have shown that the ways of...
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