Language/Verbal Communication & Gender

Use some of the text constructs of conversational style (or other constructs from this course section) to analyze men’s, women’s and/or LGBTQ communication – what are the expectations and messages about gender and/or sex roles? You may apply the constructs to one person’s verbal behavior, or contrast the behaviors of two people. Give enough detail regarding the situation(s) so that your application of constructs to “real” language use makes sense to someone who wasn’t there! You may compare & contrast gendered language between cultures if you have observed or lived it