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Gender difference in spoken language

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´╗┐Gender difference in spoken language Humans are the communicating organisms. They use a vital tool to communicate, which is called a language. Without language, human might not survive because they will not be able to associate with other. When one human starts to communicate with another and there is a response, that is called a dialect or conversation. Generally, there are two ways of using language since human have two genders. In our everyday conversation with members of the other sex we may or may not be aware of the differences in the dialect between males and females. These differences do not stem from our nature, because at birth we are all the same regarding our cognitive abilities and behavioural patterns, but arise in the process of socialisation, cultural participation and moulding into a gender-conditioned shape. ...read more.


Men and women may also have different semantic goals in mind when they construct sentences. Some researchers: Mulac, Weimann, Widenmann, & Gibson, 1988, found that questions are more common in women?s contributions than men?s, for instance, women would say ?Does anyone want to get some food?? but originally meant to say, ?Let?s go get some food?, which sounds more like men?s contribution. Men?s contribution usually is a statement, which is direct. Conversely, women Gender differences have also been investigated at the level of specific phrases. Lakoff identified in women?s language two specific types of phrases?hedges, for instance, ?it seems like,? and tag questions, for instance, ? ? aren?t you?? that can be inserted into various different type of sentences. ...read more.


They might also use hedges to express uncertainty and softening a stance or opinion. Consistent with this idea, in another scene of the movie called ?50 first dates?, while heroine and heroic were talking about a walrus, Heroine: ? Well, may be just stands there and intimidating the other sea creatures?? The ? may be? in the dialogue corresponds with the idea of hedging to express uncertainty. Gender differences have also been examined by studying the actual words people use. Mirroring phrase-level findings of tentativeness in female language, women have been found to use more intensive adverbs, more conjunctions such as but, and more modal auxiliary verbs such as could that place question marks of some kind over a statement. ...read more.

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