Thursday, February 14, 2019

Essay --

Some theorists, like Lakoff, that twain(prenominal) genders are innately different when it comes to communion and therefore both genders are treated differently (Lakoff 1975 50). Foels, Driskell, Mullen, and Salas believe that both genders do not communicate differently in the least and preferably dialogue techniques vary according to the situation or context in which a person interacts (Foels, Driskell, Mullen, Salas 200 676-677). Some, like Tannen and forest, even believe that the chief(prenominal) distinction between male and female person talk is not that both genders communicate differently it is that males and females simply misunderstand each other (Tannen 1990 363,368 Wood 2009 7-8, 25). Arguments from theorists Cameron, Coates, Ostermann, West et al, and Harvey go away besides be explored when analyzing the gender distinctions evident in communication. Recognizing particular cues that concern a certain situation can be taught and may not be gender-dependent. There do seem to be appropriate slipway to communicate based on what one is attempting to deliver the goods in communication having nothing to do with gender. Examples in the transcription of the conversation of four females I observed show that females tend to speak in higher pitches. But other theories may suggest that women are alone socialized to communicate in this way based upon culture, environment, context, etc. redbreast Lakoff suggests that women tend to use tag questions, which illustrate an uncertain and weaker picture of quizzical compared to that of an authoritative and aggressive male form of questioning in communication (Lakoff 1975 54-58). Lakoff also suggests that women use hedges and imperatives more often when communicating. For example, questions like It is sort of frigid (hedge). Wh... ...lities in dating and comparing the studys findings with the transcription will add value to what the study determines is girl talk. Like the study suggests, and what host elry generalizes as well, female communication differs systematically in many ways from that of male communication. I also want to analyze other ways of communicating more effectively, ignoring the notion of gendered talk and what implications that may have what happens when a male or female steps out of their schema and perhaps communicates opposite of what is expected of him or her. My transcription contains cross-cultural communication as well, which may suggest other preconceived notions on female communication. Exploring female communication from other cultures and comparing it to our cultured communication may also suggest that communication differences are only situational or contextual.

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