Gender Differences In Social Language

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MALE AND FEMALE DISCOURSE DIFFERENCES IN SOCIAL LANGUAGE

INTRODUCTION

This research is about the differences of gender discourse in social language; it is known that roles of each person often begin in infancy. Gender discourse is present in all aspects of life, such us: conversations, humour, conflicts and so on. Studies on the differences between men and women speech style represents the significance of the issue and its contribution to the lexical density of their discourse.
One field of gender studies that has been extensively investigated is the connection between gender and language and the way in which women and men use language to express their selves, studies on the difference between male and female linguistic behaviours have
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Differences in men’s and women’s speech
People will consciously and unconsciously perform each identity. Language is a form of performance. The conventions of linguistic behaviour of men and women are strained from the performance of the felt and desired gender identity of a person. The above-mentioned conventions are based on natural discourse of the genders as well as on the ideologies of gendered speech behaviour within a society.
Feminist movements realized that language was one of the instruments of female oppression by males. As a matter of fact, language reflected a male-controlled system and male supremacy over women in a group of people. Also most of the works analysing language were to do for male language production. Labov’s works (1972a, 1972b), described the speech of men where he said that they use word about control, resistance and
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That is to say, the male and female employ gendered discourse strategies in passing their identities as men or woman which are congruent with the prevailing codes of gender. This is not to deny the fact that it is impossible for men and women to challenge, misbehave, or subvert the gender norms which are intensely entrenched in society, Peck(2000) and genders talk and differ in their discourse analyses the forms of speech, topics, intonation or grammatical features which make the language of men and women distinct. Explanations for the differences to point boys and girls as socially trained to behave as male or female. The differences seem to be linked to a different society, and women holding a disadvantageous role that is deficient or subordinate to
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