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CoastLine is a variety news show, which airs Wednesdays from 12pm - 1pm on WHQR.Every week, we’ll look into issues that matter in the Cape Fear Region. Host Rachel Lewis Hilburn will interview expert guests and invite you to join the conversation.

CoastLine: Gender Differences in Speech - Perception or Power Dynamic?

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Language is widely considered to be as much a function of gender as any other gender expression – whether clothing, gender-normative interests such as interior decorating, or personality traits.  But is language so different between the sexes? 

Caroline Myrick teaches courses in English linguistics, sociology, and women & gender studies at North Carolina State University.  She also works for the Language & Life Project and Linguistics Lab and is a member of the Language Diversity Ambassadors.  

https://ncsu.edu/linguistics/aboutsociolinguistics.php