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2. Which one of these is NOT one of Lakoff's assumptions of women's language?

  • Avoids expletives
  • Uses hedges e.g. sort of, kind of
  • Uses fewer apologies
  • Uses empty adjectives e.g. lovely, adorable

3. Which one of the following is NOT one of the six contrasts proposed by Tannen?

  • Conflict vs. Compromise
  • Orders vs. Commands
  • Orders vs. Proposals
  • Status vs. Support
  • Information vs. Feelings
  • Independence vs. Intimacy
  • Advice vs. Understanding

4. What did Pamela Fishman propose?

  • Mixed-sex conversation sometimes fails, not because of female-talk, but because of how men respond, or don't respond.
  • Mixed-sex conversations fail.
  • Mixed-sex conversations don't fail.

5. Who's theories did O'Barr and Atkins challenge?

  • Trudgill's
  • Coates'
  • Lakoff's
  • Cameron's


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