He said/she said : women, men and language by Deborah Tannen

By Deborah Tannen

Many of the subject matters explored in those lectures comprise: Who talks extra, males or girls? Who interrupts extra, girls or males? What do men and women are inclined to speak about? who's extra oblique in announcing what we suggest? Why may someone be oblique in asserting what we suggest? the place do those ameliorations come from; how early do they start?

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3) Intonation and other patterns of sound. (a) "Uptalk": statements end in rising intonation, like questions. ii) Women are expected to talk like this and if they don’t then they’re disliked. (1) Similar to the Trechter findings from the Lakhota tribe. LECTURE TWELVE 3) Research on gender and language continuing into the 1980s a) Cultural difference approach vs. power or dominance approach. b) People realized this dichotomy denied that there might be both real world power differences between men and women, as well as cultural differences between men and women going back to ways of using language learned in childhood.

LECTURE TEN (2) Men often don’t apologize enough. (3) Conversational rituals depend on both people doing their part, and it’s frequently the case that women who apologized in certain instances, expected men to return it. 50 iii) An example of a woman who was highly regarded by her peers and immediate boss but given a low ranking by her boss’ boss. (1) It was observed that she tended to say sorry fairly often. b) When asked about why individuals were not promoted or not hired, it was often stated that women seemed to lack confidence and that men appeared arrogant.

58 Lecture Twelve: A History of Research on Gender and Language Before beginning this lecture you may want to … Read Language and Woman’s Place by Robin Tolmach Lakoff. Introduction: In this lecture, we will trace the history of research on the relationship between language and gender. The first studies to grow out of the field of linguistics were done on American Indian languages, so I’ll start there. Consider this ... 1. When did it first occur to you that women and men use language differently?

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