English Language: Spoken: LAKOFF 2

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  • Created on: 17-12-12 20:16


  1. Don’t impose
  2. Give options 
  3. Make your receiver feel good
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Special Lexicons

Instead of saying 'purple', women may say 'violet' or 'lilac'.

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Question Intonations

Question intonations in declarative statements- women raise the pitch of their voice at the end of statements expressing uncertainty e.g. ‘Dinner’s in half an hour?’

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Lacking Humour

Sense of humour lacking- Lakoff argued that women don’t joke as much or understand jokes.

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Empty Adjective Phrases





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