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What did Jennifer Coates study?
Coates explored the female conversation.
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What was the study called that Coates carried out?
The Chattering Serxes (1996)
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What were the conclusions drawn from the study?
All male/female groups socialise differently. Women's voices combine and overlap, men's take it in turns to hold the court.
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What are Coates's main theories?
That both male and female establish different styles of speaking down to their interactions in treibute to their friendship groups, linking to socialism.
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What did Deborah Jones study?
Women's oral culture
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What were the four terms of gossip Jones categorised?
House Talk, Scandal, Bitching, Chatting
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What is House Talk?
The exchange of information and resources connected with the female role as an occupation
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What is Scandal?
Judging of the behaviour or others, and women in particular.
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What is Bitching?
The overt expression of women's anger at their restricted role and inferior status
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What is Chatting?
The most intimate form of gossip, a mutual self-disclosure, a transation where women use to their own advantage the skills they have learned as part of their jobs
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