AS Level Language and Gender Theorists Revision Quiz

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Match up Lakoff's ideas with their definitions.

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Use super polite forms

Use tag questions

Speak in italics

Use empty adjectives

Use hypercorrect grammar and pronunciation

Use direct quotation

Have a special lexicon

Speak less frequently

Use question intonation in declarative statements

Use 'wh-' imperatives

Overuse qualifiers

Apologise more

Use modal constructions

Avoid coarse language or expletives

Use indirect commands and requests

Use more intensifiers

Lack a sense of humour

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intonational emphasis equal to underlining words - so, very, quite.

E.g. 'I'm sorry, but I think that...'.

divine, lovely, adorable, and so on.

Tend to not use taboo language and explicit terms.

E.g. 'I think that...'.

'Would you mind...'. 'I'd appreciate it if...', 'if you don't mind'.

such as 'why don't you open the door?'.

Women make declarative statements into questions by raising the pitch of their voice at the end of a statement, expressing uncertainty. E.g. 'what school do you attend? Eton College?'.

English prestige grammar and clear enunciation.

Women use more words for things like colours, men for sports.

'sort of', 'kind of', 'it seems like', and so on.

Women don't tell jokes well and often don't understand the punch line of jokes.

Men paraphrase more often.

E.g. 'my isn't it cold in here?' - really a request to turn the heat on or close a window.

Especially SO and VERY. E.g. 'I am SO glad you came!'.

Such as can, would, should, ought - 'should we turn up the heat?'.

'You're going to dinner, aren't you?'.

Men tend to speak more often and for longer, and tend to interrupt more during conversation.


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