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An Investigation Into The Language Of Men And Women

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Through years men and women are considered to be people from different planets. They behave differently; have different habits, world's perceptions and ways of communication. Gender distinction plays, probably, the most significant role in the way of thinking of an individual - men's way of thinking greatly differs from women's. Therefore, since language performance is a purposeful reflection of one's power of apprehension, the manner of speech and its content among opposite sexes differs a lot. Ideas and thoughts on this topic have been developed for many years and many researches have been held. During all this period various theories and suggestions have been passing through a long path ...view middle of the document...

"Boys do not cry" - they should not be like these girls with their strong emotions, 'pink snivels' and feelings. People expect men to be more firm and to use more vulgar words, although nowadays some girls use them more frequently. People tend to seek differences in men and women and try to find proves of their views - they notice situations that support their expectations but avoid those that are controversial. "We actively look for differences, and seek out sources that discuss them" (Cameron, par. 28). Again, time passes and a lot has changed. Many of the thoughts about the difference of the language men and women speak, are just myths, but it is also important to understand which of them are true.First of all, it is essential to consider believes that have been formed for centuries. Many people think men and women are from different worlds, so, that is why they speak different languages and use them differently. Here are several assumptions that many people share.The first and one of the main suggestions is the point that "language and communication matter more to women than to men; women talk more than men" (Cameron, par. 16). However, speaking about the amount of speech, it is necessary to say that research has shown that men talk more overall than women and, at the same time, men and women prevail in speaking in different situations. It depends on the topics discussed and on a group in which a person communicates. For example, in mixed sex-groups and in case of more formal situations men usually speak more than women, but at home men contribute less. Males usually talk more in formal or task-oriented situations while in informal situations men and women contribute quite equally (Eckert; McConnel-Ginet, p. 114-118). It is interesting that, in fact, men also spend more time speaking about social issues than about non-social, such as politics, work and similar topics. These topics are widely spoken by men in the presence of women mostly to impress them. "One significant difference between male and female gossip: men spend much more time talking about themselves" (Fox, par. 31). So, it can't be said that women are always more talkative - this is just one of the prejudices. It is important to consider different situations separately in order to have complete and reasonable view of the situation in general.Secondly, it is considered that women promote solidarity, intimacy and strengthening of closer relationship while men try to be more independent and are interested in autonomy, but, in fact, this statement is a little bit biased. Men sometimes want intimacy and women want autonomy, but they think that they should follow norms which are considered to be proper by the society (Eckert; McConnel-Ginet, p.140-141). So, the society does not only form attitudes towards the roles of men and women, but also develops ways of behavior among different sexes. Despite of it, in today's world women become more and more independent and try to show it to men,...

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