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The purpose of this paper is to analyze the way gender is enforced in the workplace through modern language, particularly through speaking patterns and word choice. Topics in this paper include tentative language, rapport talk, report talk, and hesitation. This analysis will be applied to several recorded audio-conversations of business meetings, female management speech patterns, and two contrasting relationships, English and Japanese. These various aspects will be applied to different workplaces, demonstrating that women will always have to consider gender expectations in the workplace, which is displayed through linguistics.


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  • Subject
    • English

  • Institution
    • Dahlonega

  • Event location
    • Nesbitt 3213

  • Event date
    • 23 March 2018

  • Date submitted

    19 July 2022

  • Additional information
    • Acknowledgements:

      Donna Gessell