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Gender Data Investigation.

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  • Submitted: 27/01/2004
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Gender Data Investigation.

Introduction

The Data we are investigating consists of three pieces of dialogue involving males and females talking together. Extract 1 is interactional in terms of purpose and the speakers are their own audience, it is with a social context. Extract 2 is edited to only give the greeting and the farewells of the dialogue, it also has an interactional purpose, but is intended for a very wide audience, as it is in the context of a radio phone-in the wide audience is the general listening public. Extract 3 is a three-way dialogue that has transactional purposes in the context of a couple visiting a minister to arrange their wedding.

Whilst studying the Lexis and Semantics of the three extracts I discovered that the words used in extract 1showed and accent as some of the words were shortened "ya'" instead of 'you' "ta" instead of 'to' and the most obvious one is "pa" instead of dad or father. This is very different to the words used in extract 2, even though the words are friendly they are also a lot more formal "Bye Now" for example is much more formal than "see ya". The

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