Gender Differences in Language Use: An Analysis of 14,000 Text Samples

@article{Newman2008GenderDI,
  title={Gender Differences in Language Use: An Analysis of 14,000 Text Samples},
  author={M. Newman and Carla J. Groom and Lori D. Handelman and J. Pennebaker},
  journal={Discourse Processes},
  year={2008},
  volume={45},
  pages={211 - 236}
}
Differences in the ways that men and women use language have long been of interest in the study of discourse. Despite extensive theorizing, actual empirical investigations have yet to converge on a coherent picture of gender differences in language. A significant reason is the lack of agreement over the best way to analyze language. In this research, gender differences in language use were examined using standardized categories to analyze a database of over 14,000 text files from 70 separate… Expand
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