English Deficit Model

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  • Created by: dasim
  • Created on: 19-03-16 12:46
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  • Deficit Model
    • Men's language= norm
      • Women's language should be judged and is deficient
    • Otto Jespersen 1922
      • Women have smaller vocab
      • Women use 'empty' and 'weak' adjectives
      • Women fail to finish sentence because haven't thought through what going to say
      • Men responsible for adding new words to language
      • Women have damaging effect on language
    • Women responsible to change language to be more like men's


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