Summary Of Gender Differences In The Language

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Two Authors, Two Thoughts In recent years, gender differences have already been one of the most controversial issues in various research. As an important communication tool of mankind, language is inevitably involved in controversies. However, Rachel Rafelman, a Canadian journalist and the author of “The Party Line” express her thought and opinion in her essay. She not only have some great points on what and how women and men are likely to talk, but also have different points on the talking environment. She comes up with facts and fit real and particle examples in her essay to make it understood. Whereas, Ronald Macaulay, a professor of linguistics and the author of “Sex Difference” uses words of novels to argue and promotes them as a cause of reinforce to men’s and women’s stereotypes in his essay. He argues through his whole as rebuttal and gives some examples to oppose the preconceived notion of sex differences. Over all, both Rafelman and Macaulay are the good writer but Rafelman is having upper to prove her essay better organized using her tones as per requirement. Rafelman derives the gender differences in the language through her context. Rafelman thinks that in a party, men prefer to talk about business and avoid privacies, while women are more likely to involve in conversations and talk about personal details. She also indicates that in a formal party, people split up into two groups: men and women, and men always talk about business which is thought to be very boring. Men talk about business because they want to enhance their status and create more chances to make money. They think “money, as one wag once observed, is life’s report card” (Rafelman 318). Ha... ... middle of paper ... ... women speak and the type language they use would be dependent on their comfort level in a certain situation. Women and men commination and speak varies as per situation. In spite of the differences, we should not pay much attention on them. “Men and women are simply people and that what have in common is more important the la difference”. Emphasizing the gender differences only extend the gap between men and women and create more discrimination. At the end, both Rachel Rafelman and Ronald Macaulay are very good writer they brought their thoughts in distinct ways to address their audience. Macaulay strongly opposing the stereotypes of men’s and women’s talks’. Whereas, Rafelman kept her evidence and plugged effective examples to make her context understood. Over all, Rafelman presented her context better than Macaulay.
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