Male and female spoken language differences: Stereotypes and evidence.

  title={Male and female spoken language differences: Stereotypes and evidence.},
  author={Adelaide Haas},
  journal={Psychological Bulletin},
  • Adelaide Haas
  • Published 1 May 1979
  • Psychology
  • Psychological Bulletin
Male speech and female speech have been observed to differ in their form, topic, content, and use. Early writers were largely introspective in their analyses; more recent work has begun to provide empirical evidence. Men may be more loquacious and directive; they use more nonstandard forms, talk more about sports, money, and business, and more frequently refer to time, space, quantity, destructive action, perceptual attributes, physical movements, and objects. Women are often more supportive… 

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