Women's language and conversation

A mindmap giving language features specific to women, aswell as conversational features.

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  • Female Language and conversational features
    • Deborah Jones' gossip
      • House Talk
      • Scandal
      • Bitching
      • Chatting
    • Deborah Tannen's contrasts
      • Support
      • Intimacy
      • Understanding
      • Feelings
      • Propasals
      • Compromise
    • Robin Lakoff "Language and a Woman's place
      • Super polite Forms
        • Euphemisms
      • Special Lexicon (colours)
      • Hedging
      • No sense of humor
      • Softer Expletives
      • Intensifier "so"
      • Rising intonation in declarative statements
      • Italics
      • Hypercorrect Grammar
      • Tag Questions
    • Janet Holmes
      • Facilitative Tag Questions
        • Tag Questions
    • Pamela Fishman
      • Ask questions as the 'conversational shitwork'
        • Facilitative Tag Questions
      • Coates
        • Lean forward and look at each other directly
        • Apologise for talking too much
        • Simultaneous speech
        • Nodding and minimal response in another's speech
      • "Women use more standard English"
      • Women use more indirect langage

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