Women's Language Analytical Essay by Top Papers

Women's Language
An examination of Lakoff's notions of women's language.
# 138660 | 2,250 words | 16 sources | MLA | 2008 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2008 in Women Studies (General) , Linguistics (General) , Gender and Sexuality (General)


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The paper discusses how women and men in our society are divided by gender, to each of which specific social roles have been attributed. The paper explores how gender relations are created by the sexual division of the roles, by symbolic images of the genders in the society as well as by the contesting means of expression. The paper shows how men have power, the symbolic domination, or "the ability to make others accept and enact one's representation of the world" (Hall 175).

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"Women and men in our society are divided by gender, to each of which specific social roles have been attributed. Gender relations are created by the sexual division of the roles, by symbolic images of the genders in the society as well as by the contesting means of expression. Men have power, the symbolic domination, or "the ability to make others accept and enact one's representation of the world" (Hall, 175). Linguistics identifies "women's language" as powerless and man's language as powerful. This paper will examine Lakoff's notions of women's language and how women use some type of Lakoff's `women language' and other linguistic strategies..."

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