Language And Gender

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  • 1. 
    What are weak expletives, who uses them and why?
  • 2. 
    Three women and three men are chatting. Who is likely to talk more?
    • A. 

      The women

    • B. 

      The men

    • C. 

      They are likely to talk about the same amount

  • 3. 
    Which of the following are typically true of male speech?
    • A. 

      They swear more than women

    • B. 

      They describe things more than women

    • C. 

      They are more likely to interrupt than women

    • D. 

      They backchannel a lot

  • 4. 
    Women frequently use language and conversation to establish their dominance within a group
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    Women use tag questions more frequently than men.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    Women use more what than men?
    • A. 

      Tag questions

    • B. 

      Specific lexis for household chores

    • C. 

      Phatic talk

    • D. 

      Swear words

    • E. 

      Adjectives

    • F. 

      References to colour

  • 7. 
    Who is more likely to use language to bond, encourage and balance power?
    • A. 

      Men

    • B. 

      Women

    • C. 

      Children

  • 8. 
    Backchannelling is more common face to face, than on the telephone.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    It is important to consider gender within language a power, because people's gender is the main factor affecting their lexical choice.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    Your gender and your sex are the same thing, at least in linguistic terms.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

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