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Features typical of male speech-competitive

Dysphemism

Taboo

Reinforcement

Humour

Minimal response

Interuption

Standard grammar

Divergence

Face threatening speech acts

Topic control

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Features typical of female speech- co-operative

Euphemism

Hedging

Tag question

Disguised directive

Active listening

Politeness

Back channeling

Neologisms

Overlap

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