Because of such gender differences, misunderstanding between men and women creates a gap in the communication process. Tannen used her genderlect theory to help bridge that gap by acknowledging and achieving an understanding of the language of each gender. Conversation between men and women can be described like cross-cultural communication. This is the basis of Tannen’s You Just Don’t Understand. In an effort to bridge that communication gap between genders, she examined the differences between how and why people communicate.
Introduction Modern society tends to stereotypical thinking and perception of gender differences. It is extremely important to pay attention to stereotypes, not to give in to the impact on the perception and livelihoods. Some of the most common stereotypes is the idea of typical female and typically male qualities. The presence of different social roles, which are perceived as the fundamental differences between men and women in their psyche and activities, forms gender stereotypes. Gender stereotypes are formed within a particular culture.
Theoretical Background A variety of theoretical approaches to the study of language and gender have developed to account for gender differences in language use. However, interpretation of speech differences between men and women is associated with two main approaches: dominance approach and difference approach. The dominance approach is proposed by researchers such as Lakoff (1975), Spender (1980), and Zimmerman and West (1975). This approach claimed that gender differences in speech are the consequence of unequal distribution of power and status in society. The central focus of this model is male dominance and gender discrimination, viewing women as oppressed and minority group.
INTRODUCTION The major thing that distinguishes human beings from animals is basically our way to communicate with each other by using language Living in a patriarchal society is leads people to questioning the sentence that mentioned at the beginning and this society cause some issues, importantly cause gender discrimination, which is reflected in human language. Observations of the differences between the way males and females speak in grammatical and reflected in their attitude. This paper mainly focusing on the main differences between men and women’s speech examine their natural behavior how do they express themselves in society and analyses their differences in using language. Language is closely associated with social attitudes. In the past, women are supposed
Despite inequity, there is a myriad of comparable traits that are shared by humans which portrays our personality. It is in one's power to decide whether or not to conform to society. Indeed both texts include many similarities and differences such as the stereotypical roles set on each gender, their search for individuality and their desired privileges. While approaching adulthood, many people encounter obstacles which lead their understanding to a fact that gender stereotypes do not only occur for women but, for men as well. The narrator in Boys and Girls discovers the societies’ views and expectations of her.
The article is compelling and well supported by evidence and research that she has conducted herself. Throughout the article, Tannen uses real-life stories and experiences from different woman to convey and substantiate her point. This help makes the article more relatable and more useful as they deliberate what happens in the real world, similarly to her writing style and how she made it accessible to everyone. In the article “Sex, Lies and Conversation: Why It Is So Hard for Men and Woman to Talk to Each Other?” (1990), Deborah Tannen. The author starts with a story she went through to explain how men and woman communicate differently with each other.
Each issue has a significant part that it plays in the society. Gender inequality, being one of the most distressing societal issue, prevails so as to establish a division of labor between the two genders which, consecutively, leads to stabilization of the society. One of the most common stereotypical example is that women are the nurturer whereas men are the provider for the family. The fundamental need for any human being is food, water, shelter, etc. Stability of these needs are provided by managing the social order in society.
In contrast, many studies have examined how to promote gender parity in STEM fields. Studies have found that gender stereotypes contribute heavily to the gender discrepancy in STEM (e.g., O’Brien et al., 2015). STEM fields are highly associated stereotypes with masculine traits (e.g., independent, assertive, highly technical). These stereotypes can lead to gender discrepancy in STEM in multiple ways. For instance, due to evaluations of students affected by gender-STEM stereotypes, faculty tend to offer more opportunities to men compared to women, such as job opportunities,
Studies have also found that gender is also a main factor along race, age, class, etc shapes how provider communicate with clients, how clients respond and the degree to which they believe and interpret what clients say to them” (Govender. V, June 2007). This hurdle in communication made me curious about finding out the gap and solution to this serious issue. Gender customs, which are defined in every culture, widely impacts on the relationship between the care giver and an opposite sex client. On analyzing I came to a point that this hesitation in addressing reproductive health issues with a male care provider could be a reason of strong societal and cultural norms.
LITERATURE REVIEW: Feminist language research in the 1970 focused on the question of male dominance and female deference in conversation. The year saw the publication of the three books that proved pivotal: (Lakoff, 1973) Language and Woman`s place, (Ritchie) Keys Male/Female Language and (Barrie Thorne, 1973) Language and sex: Difference and Dominance .The study of discourse and gender is an interdisciplinary endeavor shared by scholars in linguistics, anthropology, speech communication, social psychology, education, literature, and other disciplines. According to Deborah Tannen , the study of gender and discourse not only provides detailed account of male/female discourse but also reveals how language functions as a symbolic resource