Male language and conversational features

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  • Male Language and conversational features
    • Tannen's contrasts
      • Feelings
      • Understanding
      • Proposals
      • Independance
      • Compromise
      • Stauts
    • Komarovsky
      • Men speak to impart their knowledge.
      • Regect topics they're not interested in.
      • Speak about sport, politics, business and money
    • Robin Lakoff
      • Relegate women to sex object or servant
      • Stronger expletives
      • Men are capable of humor
    • Janet Holmes
      • Men use modal tag questions
        • Show uncertainty
        • Robin Lakoff
          • Relegate women to sex object or servant
          • Stronger expletives
          • Men are capable of humor
    • Zimmerman and West
      • Men interrupt more
    • Men speak a more colloquial way
    • Men speak with more volume
    • Coates
      • Men lean back, avoid looking at eachother
      • Jump from topic to topic
      • Tell anecdotes making them seem superior
      • compete for dominance
        • Heirarchy
        • Value speakership

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