LINGUIST List 15.2288

Wed Aug 11 2004

Qs: Gender & Age Variables & Language Normativity

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  1. Yishai Tobin, Gender and Age Variables and Language Normativity

Message 1: Gender and Age Variables and Language Normativity

Date: Wed, 11 Aug 2004 00:17:59 -0400 (EDT)
From: Yishai Tobin <>
Subject: Gender and Age Variables and Language Normativity

In continuation of my last query on women's language and normative
forms, I would like further references to studies which have shown
other gender and age variables and their connection to the use of
normative, prescriptive, and/or non-venacular language and speech. I
am particularly interested in prosody and Spanish, but welcome
references concerning all levels of language from phonetics to
discourse as well as all languages in ''Western'' and ''Non-Western''
societies. My own data indicate a strong preference for such forms
mostly by women, but in certain cases by males as well, and by older
and younger groups of men and women, and in other cases by
children. Once again, I will post a summary.

Thank you in advance: 
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