Language and Gender Theorists

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Who tells the most jokes?
Men, according to Robert Lakoff.
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Who swears the most?
Men, according to Susan Githens.
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Who swears the most when talking to someone of the opposite sex?
Women, according to Susan Githens.
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Who uses the most adjectives?
Men, according to Robert Lakoff. Men tend to use full adjectives whereas women use empty adjectives.
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Whose voice goes up and down the most?
Women, according to Brend (1980).
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Who interrupts the most?
Men interrupt 96% of the time. Zimmerman & West say conversations are competitive to men and Dale Spender says men will interrupt when they think they have something better to say. He calls this 'engineering female silence'.
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Who is more likely to talk when the other person is talking?
Women. Deborah Tannen calls this 'creative overlap'. Women will say something supportive or approving whilst another person is talking as women use conversation co-operatively.
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Who is more likely to use the word just?
Women, according to Andrew Moore. They use it three times more than men.
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Who uses the most insults?
Women, according to Deborah Tannen.
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Who is most likely to talk about themselves?
Men, according to Zimmerman & West.
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Who are most likely to lie?
Men, according to Keith & Shuttleworth.
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