Language and gender

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what is sex
classification of people into 'man' or 'woman' based on biological characteristics
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what is gender
the fact that you are male or female however with reference to social or cultural differences not biological factors
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what did zimmerman and west find
that in same sex conversations the amount of interruptions are shared between the men and women but in mixed sex conversations men interrupted alot more than the women
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what supporting evidence is there for this
carried out a study in university of California in 1975 recorded conversations in normal settings in coffee shops and cafes found that men interrupted 46 times and women only twice
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what did Robin Lakoff find?
women adopt forms of language because they are weaker in society these include empty adjectives, politeness terms, mitigated imperatives, tag questions
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what did Deborah Tannen find?
there are 6 ways in which wo
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the fact that you are male or female however with reference to social or cultural differences not biological factors

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