AS English Language Gender And Power Theorists

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Robin Lakoff (men) Gender
Men use more imperatives. Men interrupt/compete more. Men take longer turns. Men use more Face-threatening behavior. Men insult to show friendship. Men use more colloquialisms. Men use more expletives
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Robin Lakoff (Women) Gender
Use hedges. More empty adjectives. More metaphors. Talk less frequently. More intensifiers. Avoid coarse lexis. Use more tag questions.
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Cameron (Unisex) Gender
That both men and women play towards certain stereotypes at certain times.
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Bodine (Unisex) Gender
That language is androcentric (dominated by men) e.g. Doctor
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Norman Fairclough (Power)
Two main types of power Influential and instrumental. Within influential: Knowledge, personal. Within Instrumental: Practical Positional
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Grices Maxim's (Cooperative Principle)
Manner, relevance, quantity, quality.
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Giles (Cooperative Principle)
Convergence and Divergence. People adjust speech to accommodate others.
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Brown Levinson (Politeness)
Assumes people are generally supportive in society. Save face for one another, meaning avoid threatening behavior.
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Use hedges. More empty adjectives. More metaphors. Talk less frequently. More intensifiers. Avoid coarse lexis. Use more tag questions.

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Robin Lakoff (Women) Gender

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That both men and women play towards certain stereotypes at certain times.

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That language is androcentric (dominated by men) e.g. Doctor

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Two main types of power Influential and instrumental. Within influential: Knowledge, personal. Within Instrumental: Practical Positional

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