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In what way have views of women's language (English) changed in the last century?

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In general, trends in scholarship (in social sciences) tend to be affected by changes in overall attitudes in society.  This is true with respect to views on the idea of "women's English." In the past, it was simply assumed or asserted that women spoke differently than men.  The differences were generally described...

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