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Book: Human Communication across Cultures

Chapter: Gender

DOI: 10.1558/equinox.27829


This chapter examines the role that gender plays in language usage, both in American culture, and in other cultures. It stresses that generalizations in this area are difficult to make, and that social norms and expectations differ greatly between cultures.

Chapter Contributors

  • Vincent Remillard ([email protected] - vremillard) 'Saint Francis University, Loretto, Pennsylvania'
  • Karen Williams ([email protected] - karenwilliams) 'Mercyhurst University, Erie, Pennsylvania'