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Can I talk? The phenomenon of Mansplaining
Transcript of Can I talk? The phenomenon of Mansplaining
A stereotype is “a fixed, over generalized belief about a particular
group or class of people”.
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
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.
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.
MAN and EXPLAINING
- Solnit definied like 'something every woman knows'.
- negative connotation; a man who overlaps and interrupts a woman assuming that he knows more than her.
That's me who's talking now!
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