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Difference Theory
Deborah Tannen, She believes the difference starts in childhood, where parents use more words about feelings to girls and use more verbs to boys.
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Dominance Theory
Robin Lakoff,She combined elements of dominance and deficiency (another theory that claims women's language is weaker because it's EXPECTED to be weaker..."women don't swear" being a common assumption) and created a set of female characteristics:
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Dale Spender
also believed the dominance approach
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Stereotypes Of Woman
Weak, Pretty, Intuitive, Emotional, Domestic, Social
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Political Correctness
Political correctness has risen in recent years to find the gender pairs and replace them with more gender-neutral terms: police officer, chair person, fire fighter, etc. It's hoped that over time, this will break down the ingrained connotations
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Women In Difference Theory
Talk too much, Speak in private contexts, Build relations, Overlap, Speak symmetrically
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Men In Difference
Get more air time, Speak in public, Negotiate status/avoid failure, Speak one at a time, Speak asymmetrically
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Robin Lakoff,She combined elements of dominance and deficiency (another theory that claims women's language is weaker because it's EXPECTED to be weaker..."women don't swear" being a common assumption) and created a set of female characteristics:

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Dominance Theory

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also believed the dominance approach

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Weak, Pretty, Intuitive, Emotional, Domestic, Social

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Political correctness has risen in recent years to find the gender pairs and replace them with more gender-neutral terms: police officer, chair person, fire fighter, etc. It's hoped that over time, this will break down the ingrained connotations

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