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Trugill 1983
Women's pronunciation is closer to RP than males.
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Cheshire 1982
Boys tend to use more non-grammatical forms, like ain't, than girls.
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Lakoff
Women use: hedges + fillers; tag questions; apologetic requests, indirect requests, speak less, use fewer expletives, more intensifiers. She argued that these features of speech make women seem more inferior, weak and needy and prevents women from be
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Tanner
Differences not similarities. Men: more concerned with status - interrupt more; gives more direct orders - don't mind conflict; more intensifiers in getting facts and solving problems. Females: more interested in for bonds - tend to talk less and agr
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Coates
'Women's talk' falls into four categories 1) Bitching 2) Chatting 3) House Talk 4) Scandal
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