O'Barr and Atkins

where did O,Barr and Atkins study language use
the courtroom
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what did they rename the features of language
'powerless language'
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how did they carry out their study
The two men studied courtroom cases for 30months observing witnesses and examining them for basic speech differences between men and women that Lakoff proposed.
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When did O'Barr and Atkins carry out this study (what year)?
1980
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what were their findings
Found that langauge differences are based on situation-specific authority and NOT gender
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Which language theorist did their study challenge?
Lakoff
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