THE ROLE OF GENDER IN CHILEAN ARGUMENTATIVE DISCOURSE

Katie Forbes, Marisa Cordella
1999 International Review of Applied Linguistics in Language Teaching  
The investigation focused on determining the influence of gender on certain linguistic strategies that promote camaraderie. Gender was not seen äs playing a completely determining role, for although female and male strategy preferences were exhibited, most were aptly employed by both sexes. While both males and females used joint sentence construction equally, females usually favoured overlap, latching, backchannelling, supportive moves and repetition of others but only when they were in the
more » ... they were in the minority or majority. The use of these strategies was dependent on the number of participants of the same sex in the group. It was quite evident that the frequency and variability of strategy use were affected by a balanced gender ratio combination and by a male majority. Brought to you by |
doi:10.1515/iral.1999.37.4.277 fatcat:pwfbxmixfncznlzyimkmymmloi