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relevant here, because it is evident that the products of the research tradition
inaugurated by Lako have ®ltered steadily, though selectively, into popular
consciousness. This process has produced a lay notion of `women's language'
that is an amalgam of long-established folk-beliefs, elements of the early Lako
hypothesis, popularized accounts of more recent ®ndings, and new, or at least
reworked, stereotypes disseminated via popular psychology and self-help texts.
However inaccurate it may be as an empirical description of the way women
`really' speak, and however unsatisfactory it may appear from the perspective of
academic scholarship, this notion of `women's language' provides a powerful
symbolic `meaning resource' for `stylistic agents' to draw on. In the following
discussion I will seek to show in more detail how various elements of the
symbolic construct `women's language' are appropriated and recombined in the
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This note was uploaded on 01/16/2014 for the course ANTHRO 33 taught by Professor Wertheim during the Spring '08 term at UCLA.
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