The Effects of Gender on Language


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What is the overall relationship between gender and language?

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1. Which of the following is an accurate difference, on average, between males and females using language?

2. When we think about language _____, we are talking about how children learn language in the first place.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

These resources were developed to test your comprehension of gender's effect on language. Quiz questions cover key areas of interest, such as the relationship between gender and language and a difference between language use in men and women.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The quiz/worksheet tests your awareness of these topics:

  • The term for how children learn language
  • Essentialist view on the impact of gender on language
  • Influence of socialization on the language differences between men and women

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the essentialist view on how gender impacts language
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast the ways women and men use language
  • Making connections - use your understanding of gender and how it's connected to language

Additional Learning

Learn more about gender and its influence on language with the lesson named The Effects of Gender on Language. These key areas are addressed:

  • The way people identify themselves through gender
  • Differences between male and female reading comprehension
  • Tendency of men to suppress their emotions
  • Cultural traditions that influence language