Language riations

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riMen:  swear lg used more often,  don't talk about emotions,  talk about sport more,  talk about women and machines in the same way,  insult each other frequently,  are competitive inconversation,  dominate conversation,  speak with more authority,  give more commands, interrupt more. Men Speech: Note that some of these are objective descriptions, which can be verified (ask questions,give commands) while others express unscientific popular ideas about language and introduce non-linguistic value judgements (nag, speak with more authority). Women: using phrases like “sort of”, “kindof”, “it seems like”, and so on. Use (super)polite forms: “Would you mind...”,“I'd appreciate it if...”, “...if you don't mind”. Use tag questions: “You're going to dinner, aren't you?” Speak initalics: intonational emphasis equal to underlining words - so, very, quite. Use empty adjectives: divine, lovely, adorable, and so on Use hypercorrect grammar and pronunciation: English prestige grammarand clear enunciation. Use direct quotation: men paraphrase more often. Have a special lexicon: women use more words for things like colours, men for sports. Use question intonation in declarativestatements: women make declarative statements into questions by raising the pitch of their voice at the end of a statement, expressing uncertainty. For example, “What school do you attend? Eton College?”Use “wh-” imperatives: (such as, “Why don't you open the door?”) Speak less frequently Overuse qualifiers: (for example, “I Think that...”) Apologise more: (for instance, “I'm sorry, but I thinkthat...”) Use modal constructions: (such as can, would, should, ought - “Should we turn up the heat?”) Avoid coarse language or expletives Use indirect commands and requests: (for example, “My, isn't itcold in here?” - really a request to turn the heat on or close a window) Use more intensifiers: especially so and very (for instance, “I am so glad you came!”) Lack a sense of humour: they do not...
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