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The Language of Men and Women

Gender differences in spoken language in % of total words used. NOTE: Only results significant at the p<0.05 level or above are presented. Where a variable was measured more than once, the percentages shown are an average of all the separate findings. Female Male Linguistics (2x) Pronouns (e.g. I, he, we, theirs) First-person prọnouns (e.g.I, me, mine) Words with 6 or more letters 5.70% 4.45% Articles (e.g. a, an, the) 13.05% 11.24% 12.23% 10.83% Second-person pronouns (, yours) 6.04% 4.94% 2.22% 1.53% The physical realm (8x) The social realm (4x) Humans (e.g. man, person) References to the sense of touch 1.46% Social words References to sensory processes The emotional realm (4x) 0.41% Family (e.g. dad, mother) 0.78% 0.21% 0.53% 0.22% Swear words Filler words (e.g.) 0.90% Anger words (e.g. hate) 10.47% 8.94% 0.20% 2.12% 1.10% 1.63% 0.40% 2.10% 1.30% References to positive emotions (e.g. pretty, joy, optimism) Discrepancy words (e.g.) References to negativę emotions (e.g. eñemy) 3.50% 2.80% 2.50% 1.90% 2.00% 1.10% Brownlow, S. Rosamond, J. A & Parker, JA. (2003) Gender-linked linguistic behavior in television interviews. Sex Roles, 49(3), 121-132, Springer, Retrieved from Mehl, M. R., & Pennebaker, J.W. (2003). The sounds of social life: A psychometric analysis of students daily social environments and natural conversaations. Journaof PersonalitVand Social Psychology, 84(4), 857-8770 doi 10,1037/0022-3514.84,4.857

The Language of Men and Women

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Gender differences in spoken language: the frequency and type of words used by men and women.



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