Abstract

Women's speech in Korean and English is described and compared in the areas of grammar, phonology, lexis, semantics, and speech acts. It is assumed that women's speech may be described in terms of two behavioral notions: politeness and expressiveness. The observed linguistic variations in men's and women's speech in the two languages are also explained with reference to the sociocultural norms of the societies in which they are used.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1529-1529
Print ISSN
0145-840X
Pages
pp. 61-75
Launched on MUSE
2011-03-30
Open Access
No
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