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Gender Differences in Language and Language Use

  • By: Miriam Meyerhoff
  • In: Encyclopedia of the Mind
  • Edited by: Harold Pashler
  • Subject:Linguistics (general), Cognitive Psychology (general)

This entry reviews the distinction between sex-exclusive and sex-preferential differences in language, then considers how preferential differences in language use acquire social meaning. Typical trends of gender differences in language variation and language change ...