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  • Language & Gender
    • Gender stereotypes in spoken language
      • Women Gossip
      • Men are strong and silent
      • Men talk about important topics (government/ money/ business
      • women talk about domestic & personal trivia
      • Women screech whereas men have rich, deep, reassuring tones conveying confidence and authority
    • Gender & caual coversation
      • talking seems less affected by conciousness of gender difference& to be more relaxed
      • characteristics of Casual conversation include:
        • Non-fluency features
        • Adjacency pairs
        • Topic and speaker shift
        • Vague language
        • Back-channel behavious
        • Politeness markers
        • overlaps
        • interruptions
    • Gender grammar & lexis
      • Researchers say...
        • Men interrupt women even if women are of a higher status
          • take longer turns
          • Tend to reject a womens topic choice
      • MEN
        • use imparatives as directives
        • Use stronger swear words
        • higher proportion of slang & colloquial lexis
        • use more hypotaxis (embedded structures) in sentences
      • WOMEN
        • more evaluatiative lexis
        • use more intensifiers
        • more politeness markers
        • Use more parataxis (linked structures)
        • innitiate exchanges more than men
        • use more back channel behaviour
        • minimal responses
        • declaratives
        • rising intonation
  • Even Silence in conversations can have a functions
    • Language & Gender
      • Gender stereotypes in spoken language
        • Women Gossip
        • Men are strong and silent
        • Men talk about important topics (government/ money/ business
        • women talk about domestic & personal trivia
        • Women screech whereas men have rich, deep, reassuring tones conveying confidence and authority
      • Gender & caual coversation
        • talking seems less affected by conciousness of gender difference& to be more relaxed
        • characteristics of Casual conversation include:
          • Non-fluency features
          • Adjacency pairs
          • Topic and speaker shift
          • Vague language
          • Back-channel behavious
          • Politeness markers
          • overlaps
          • interruptions
      • Gender grammar & lexis
        • Researchers say...
          • Men interrupt women even if women are of a higher status
            • take longer turns
            • Tend to reject a womens topic choice
        • MEN
          • use imparatives as directives
          • Use stronger swear words
          • higher proportion of slang & colloquial lexis
          • use more hypotaxis (embedded structures) in sentences
        • WOMEN
          • more evaluatiative lexis
          • use more intensifiers
          • more politeness markers
          • Use more parataxis (linked structures)
          • innitiate exchanges more than men
          • use more back channel behaviour
          • minimal responses
          • declaratives
          • rising intonation
    • refusal to participate can have a controlled strategy
    • could be an expression of disempowerment

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