English Language- Interaction and Gender

A few quick recaps of the main studies.

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  • Created by: Rebekah
  • Created on: 02-06-14 23:15
Robin Lakoff
Identified 10 features of "Women's Language"
1 of 10
Deborah Tannen
Identified major "differences" between "male" and "female" language
2 of 10
Deborah Cameron
Claimed there were more gender similarities than differences in language.
3 of 10
Jennifer Coates
Identified four features of "Men's Language"
4 of 10
Janet Holmes
Identified three types of tag question
5 of 10
Pamela Fishman
Identified ways in which women "work harder" in conversation
6 of 10
The Deficit View
Women's language is inferior to men's- Jespersen, Lakoff(arguably)
7 of 10
The Dominance View
Language difference is due to power difference- Lakoff, Spender, O'Barr and Atkins
8 of 10
The Difference View
Different purposes for conversation so different use of language- Tannen, Holmes, Fishman, Coates, John Gray
9 of 10
The Diversity View
gender is simply one aspect that affects our language- Cameron, Butler, Hyde
10 of 10

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Identified major "differences" between "male" and "female" language

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Deborah Tannen

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Claimed there were more gender similarities than differences in language.

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Identified four features of "Men's Language"

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Identified three types of tag question

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