Male and Female Language

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Male and Female Language

Plan

I. Men and women are not so often compared with the aspect of language, but realistically there are several big language differences between genders such as language use, content and characteristics. II. Male language

A. Language style
B. Content
C. Characteristics of language
III. Female language
A. Language style
B. Content
C. Characteristics of language
IV. Finally, it can be said that the differences between language used by different genders are fairly obvious. While men exchange a word about the latest sports events or cars, women spend hours gossiping about other people or their families. Also, there are some differences in people language use: women exceed men in some cases, such as showing attention and interest for speakers, while males usually ask formal questions and show no sensitiveness. It is pointless to evaluate which – male or female – language is better, because the main concern is to know differences and use that knowledge when communicating with the opposite gender.

Žygimantas Varanauskas
Modern English: Academic Writing
Year 1, Group 4
05/12/2011

Male and Female Language

Language differences have been one of the most researched topics during the last few decades. Linguists, sociologists, psychologists and other scientists have covered a lot of points about the use of language among different people, however men and women are not so often compared with the aspect of language, but realistically there are several big language differences between genders such as language use, content and characteristics. To start with, the use of men language should be mentioned. In 1979 Dr. Adelaide Haas of the State University of New York in New Paltz declared, ''that men use more direct language and use more nonstandard English than women, but they use more polite language when in the company of women, avoiding curse words and coarse language.'' We can usually find jumping from topic to topic while...
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