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The myth of Mars and Venus : do men and women really speak different languages?

Author: Deborah Cameron
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2008.
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Cameron debunks the myths about language and the sexes propagated in recent popular writing by drawing on more than 30 years of scientific research in language and gender studies. She explains what  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Introduction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Deborah Cameron
ISBN: 0199550999 9780199550999 9780199214471 0199214476
OCLC Number: 255281488
Description: VII, 196 S. ; 20 cm
Contents: 1. Myths, and why they matter ; 2. A time and a place: putting myths in their cultural context ; 3. Partial truths: why difference is not the whole story ; 4. A world of difference? Mars and Venus in childhood and adolescence ; 5. Cross purposes: the myth of male-female misunderstanding ; 6. Back to nature: brains, genes, and evolution ; 7. Public speaking: Mars and Venus in politics and the workplace ; 8. Doing what comes culturally: identity and style ; 9. Beyond Mars and Venus ; Notes ; Index
Responsibility: Deborah Cameron.
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a brilliant and timely book Katharine Viner, The Guardian In this vigorously argued book, [Cameron] also combats the cliche by example, writing in an enjoyable mode of pugnacious sarcasm Steven Read more...

 
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