Language and gender - Theories

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1. What did Peter Trudgill find in his Norwich study?

  • Men were less likely to use the prestige pronunciation of certain speech sounds.
  • Men and women were less likely to use the prestige pronunciation of certain speech sounds.
  • Women were less likely to use the prestige pronunciation of certain speech sounds.
  • Men and women were more likely to use the prestige pronunciation of certain speech sounds.
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2. What did Fishman theorise that is contrasting to Lakoff's theories?

  • Men use tags in order to keep the conversation going.
  • Women use tags, not because of uncertainty, but to keep the conversation going.
  • Women use tags, which shows doubt and uncertainty.

3. How does Deborah Cameron support the deficit model?

  • Some terms are marked so power lies in the norm, which is the original form.
  • Women's terms are marked so power lies in the norm, which is the male form.
  • Agrees with Lakoff.

4. Who supports the Difference theory?

  • Deborah Cameron
  • Deborah Tannen and Jennifer Coates
  • Deborah Cameron and Jennifer Coates

5. Who proposed the Deficit theory?

  • Robin Lakoff
  • Deborah Tannen
  • Jennifer Coates

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