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Vocabulary and genders sociolinguistic

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VOCABULARY AND GENDERSTALKING AND INTERRUPTINGIs it true that women talk more than men?

Women facilitate in conversations and so elicit speech from men.(Thompsom, Murrachver and Green 2001)

WHY DO WOMEN HAVE SUCH A STYLE?Because they have been socialized not to speak themselves, but to encourage men to speak.

Do women wish to be more facilitators of male verbal displays?Do women wish not to have their ideas presented?Are they forced into such a role by social conditioning, sexist social conditioning?

VOCABULARY AND GENDER

According to Pamela Fishman(1978)According to Nowell (1989)Female ASL speakers produce more verbiage than male in informal conversation, but males produce more than females in interview situations.

Factors involve in the interaction between sexes And determine who speaks the most.Business settingAcademia Formal committees Topic.

Women raised as many as 62% of topics in ordinary household conversation with their husband.

28 out of 29 topics raised by the husband.

Fishman believes women raise so many topics in an effort to increase their chance of success, because so much of what they say is ignored by men.

Interrupting as Dominance

Another major reason that men have been found to talk more in mixed - gender interaction is that they feel free to interrupt women, but not vice versa (Zimmerman and West1975)

Using a model of interactionTurn takingTo avoid overlapsWHAT IS AN INTERRUPTION?It is a vocalization before the last word that could signal the end of a sentence.

INTERRUPTION CAN BE COUNTED IN DIFFERENT WAYS.

Gender and persuasiveness Female Women are more tentative, but only when speaking with men.Women are less impressed by another woman who speaks tentatively.(Carli 1990) Male Is equally effective with both sexes whether or not their speech is tentative. (Carli 1990)

LANGUAGE AS MIRRORINDICATEWHAT IS IMPORTANT TO SPEAKERS?REFLECTS THE ATTITUDES OF CULTURE.- TABOO- VALUEDPOSITION THAT PEOPLE HAVE IN THEIR SOCIETIES.

EXAMINATION OF A VOCABULARY CAN REVEAL A GOOD DEAL ABOUT A CULTURE.

THE LEXICON OF A LANGUAGE IS A MIRROR OF ITS SPEAKERS ATTITUDES AND IDEAS.

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