English Language: Spoken: LAKOFF

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  • Created on: 17-12-12 20:05


Robin Lakoff developed the following terms of female speech:

1) Hedging - Phrases such as 'sort of', 'kind of' and 'like'

2) Empty Adjectives - Phrases such as 'Fabulous', 'Gorgeous' and 'Pretty'

3) Super-polite forms - Phrases such as 'would you mind...' and 'is it okay if...'


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