ERIC Number: EJ275993
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1983
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Language Style and Sex Bias in the Courtroom: The Effects of Male and Female Use of Hedges and Intensifiers on Impression Information.
Wright, John W., II; Hosman, Lawrence A.
Southern Speech Communication Journal, v48 n2 p137-52 Win 1983
Results of this hypothetical courtroom investigation revealed that the sex of the witness was related to evaluations of his/her credibility and attractiveness when using hedges and intensifiers. Emphasizes importance of language style in forming impressions of witnesses and defendants; discusses results in terms of their implications for sex differences in the courtroom. (PD)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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