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Gender Language Subconsciously, we are all aware that males and females communicate differently. Some of us may not know why, however, we notice that males and females communicate in certain ways. When men communicate with others, they are considered to be confident and straightforward. In contrast, women are more timid and sensitive. Males and females communicate that way because they were taught to do so when they were younger. In school, boys and girls create their own way to communicate socially with their classmates. Boys would try to make everything similar to a competition and females are more about giving everyone a chance. In a workplace, males are projected as being more dominant and females are displayed as being fair. When males and females communicate, males are more likely to play a dominant role in a conversation because males subconsciously expose their masculinity. Deborah Tannen was one of the reliable sources that thoroughly elaborates the communication between male and female.
Tannen is currently university professor and professor of linguistics at Georgetown University. She received a Ph.D. in Linguistics from the University of California in 1979 and has done a numerous amount research on a broad range of topics. She wrote 22 books that created connections with analysis of conversational discourse, spoken and written language, orality and literacy, doctor-patient communication, cross-cultural communication, modern Greek discourse, the relationship between conversational and literary discourse, narrative, and gender and language. Gender and language is the topic that Tannen is known for having great research about. Her most memorable books are “You Just Don’t Understand” and “Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus”.
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