LINGUIST List 15.2116

Thu Jul 22 2004

Qs: Gender and Prescriptive Speech

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  1. Yishai Tobin, Gender and Normativity in Spoken Language

Message 1: Gender and Normativity in Spoken Language

Date: Tue, 20 Jul 2004 12:32:57 -0400 (EDT)
From: Yishai Tobin <>
Subject: Gender and Normativity in Spoken Language

I would appreciate references to research that support the hypothesis
that women's speech more closely reflects standard or
normative/prescriptive forms than men's language in general and in
Spanish in particular. Although I am specifically interested in
empirical studies of prosody, I would like references for both
quantitative and qualitative research on all levels of language from
phonetics/phonology to discourse/pragmatics. I will post a summary.

Yishai Tobin
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