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Can I talk? The phenomenon of Mansplaining

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Giulia Grado

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Transcript of Can I talk? The phenomenon of Mansplaining

What is a Stereotype?
A stereotype is “a fixed, over generalized belief about a particular
group or class of people”.
(
Cardwell,1996
).
How stereotypes can influence language?
The use of stereotypes is a major way in which we simplify our social world; since they reduce the amount of processing we have to do when we meet a new person.
1800's studies of women's way of talking
..Can I talk?
the phenomenon of Mansplaining
women talk
too much
restricted
vocabulary
simple
grammar
hedges
Robin Lakoff's studies about women's way of talking
Women use diminutives & euphemisms
more than men;
Women make more use of expressive
forms more than men;
Women use hedges more than men;
Women are more indirect and polite than men;
More of women's communication is expressed non verbally (by gestures and intonation) than men's;
Women use a better grammar & fewer colloquialisms than men;
Women are more likely to be interrupted.
Overlapping, interruption
and....
Interruption
differs from
overlapping
because the first one consists in a man interrupting a woman before her utterance is finished, while the second one is talking over someone while she is still talking.
...Mansplaining
MAN and EXPLAINING
2008
- Solnit definied like 'something every woman knows'.
2013
- negative connotation; a man who overlaps and interrupts a woman assuming that he knows more than her.
That's me who's talking now!
So...
Giulia Grado
Lingua e traduzione inglese 1
2015/2016
Sources:
http://racesrelations.about.com/od/understandinggrac1/a/WhatIsaStereotype.htm
http://www.simplypsychology.org/katz-braly.html
http://www.ucc.ie/publications/heeu/womenstf/3_conrick.htm
https://www.facebook.com/attn/videos/1051065834928875/
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