Jennifer Coates, subculture and conversational style

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  • Jennifer Coates - Subculture and conversational style
    • The construction of gender through talk, language and sexuality, conversational narrative and turn taking patterns in conversation.
    • The peer group of a child is directly influential upon their social linguistic development
    • Girls tend to stick to playing in smaller groups, based predominately on talk
      • The peer group of a child is directly influential upon their social linguistic development
      • Boys will tend to play in larger, hierarchical groups based on joint activity.
    • Builds on Deborah Tannen's  ideas
      • Returns to Tag questions (Robin Lakoff)
    • Problems with Coates' theory - Not completely accurate with regards to the way children use language and for what purposes they achieve. -Some elements could be applied to either gender depending on the perspective it was seen.

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