English Diversity Model

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  • Diversity Model
    • Any difference between men and women's language are insignificant
      • Exaggerated in the media
      • More important reasons why language differs = similarities approach
        • Culture, race, social class and education
    • Those in positions of power talk more than those without power
    • Deborah Cameron 2006
      • Not useful to talk about 'men' and 'women's langugage unless it is within a very specific context
    • 'The Female Brain' book
      • Women talk almost three times as much as men
    • Liberrman
      • No statistics to back up 'The Female Brain' statistic
      • People ignored Liberman's views as the book already backed up stereotypes
    • Hyde 2005
      • No significant differences in the differences in verbal ability between men and women


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