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