Gender Theorists - Difference

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Deborah Tannen

  • 1990 / 2007
  • Men and women belong to different subcultures and preferences
  • Status support - women support with advice and listen more
  • Independance is what men strive for
  • Attempt to expalin male-female misscommunication by claiming that it is cross-cultural
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Jennifer Coates

  • 1989
  • looks at all female conversation
  • "All female talk is co-operative; speakers negotiate, discuss and respect eachother
  • These patterns are not found in mixed-sex talk
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Jane Pilkington

  • 1992
  • Women in same sex talk are more collaborative than men
  • Women aim for positive politeness
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Koenraad Kuiper

  • 1991
  • studied all male talk in a rugby team
  • Men pay less regard to saving face and use insults as a way of expressing solidarity
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Social / Cultural factors that contribute to gende

  • upbringing
  • religion
  • identifying as another gender
  • sexual experiences
  • environment
  • clothing
  • media
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