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Gender and conversational interaction among non-native speakers of English


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Dobrica, Dora. (2014). Gender and conversational interaction among non-native speakers of English. Diploma Thesis. Filozofski fakultet u Zagrebu, Department of English Language and Literature. [mentor Hoyt, Alexander D.].

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The results of the study among non-native speakers show that the differences between how male and female speakers use spoken language in non-formal situations are not very great, but that they do exist. Each gender group produces an almost equal amount of words, reformulations and overlaps while talking in both single- and mixed-gender conversations. However, when it comes to the amount of incomplete clauses, interruptions, cooperative overlaps and attitudinal vocabulary, these differences are more obvious. While female speakers are half as likely to leave their sentences unfinished or to interrupt another speaker than male speakers, they are two times as likely to use attitudinal vocabulary (especially in all-female conversations) and cooperative overlaps (especially in mixed-gender conversations).

Item Type: Diploma Thesis
Subjects: English language and literature
Departments: Department of English Language and Literature
Supervisor: Hoyt, Alexander D.
Date Deposited: 24 Jun 2014 21:37
Last Modified: 07 Dec 2016 10:52

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