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Women Talk: Conversation Between Women Friends

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This book challenges the age-old myth that women's talk is trivial and unimportant. Drawing on a corpus of spontaneous conversation between friends, Jennifer Coates demonstrates the richness and complexity of the language used in such talk, focusing on women's use of hedges, questions and repetition.
Published October 1st 1996 by Blackwell Publishers (first published November 30th 1899)
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Sehar  Moughal
Nov 30, 2014 Sehar Moughal rated it it was amazing
I simply LOVED this book. One of the hardest topics in sociolinguistics - discourse/conversation analysis - is delivered in the simplest way possible. Many think the topic of women conversations to be insignificant in the big scheme of things, however, Coates has tackled this topic with intense zeal. Suffice to say, her enthusiasm for this topic is infectious.
She analysis many hours of conversations between friends of different age who have been friends for various number of years. To give you
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