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ERIC Number: EJ285189
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1983
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Generic Pronoun Use and Perceived Speaker Credibility.
Salter, Marty M.; And Others
Communication Quarterly, v31 n2 p180-84 Spr 1983
Results indicate that using the generic pronoun "she" can negatively affect perceptions of social attractiveness for all speakers; it particularly affects a male speaker's perceived competence. The generic "they," however, did not hinder perceived credibility in any way; in fact, it enhanced females' perceived competence. (PD)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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