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Different authors have disparate approaches towards addressing the complicated issues of identity Deborah Tannen explores the idea that the way men behave in a public atmosphere is neutral while a slight difference in body language gestures or speech among women inescapably marks them Tannen delivers her opinion in such a way that it is informative yet easy for an audience of both men and women to relate to On the other hand Aaron Devor uses sociological terms throughout his piece suggesting a more professional audience such as fellow researchers and professors making the piece harder to understand Tannen and Devor have differing purposes regarding gender identity and different intended audiences thus creating differences in tone and diction throughout their pieces Tannen believes that gender differences are caused by men having the freedom to go unmarked while women are always marked for their appearances behaviors and attitudes Tannens piece is much more personal than Devors because she is using her point of view making the events seem more realistic and relatable Tannen acknowledges As I amused myself finding coherence in these styles I suddenly wondered why I was scrutinizing only the women I scanned the eight men at the table And then I knew why I wasnt studying them The mens styles were unmarked 621 The free- flow familiar diction is to some extent conversational making it easy to read and to identify with Also Tannens perspective from sitting in a conference room is relatable in a way that most readers can recall sitting in a public place and critiquing others in their surroundings In addition the author states that she amused herself as she sat at the conference gazing at the fellow men and women around her As readers we get a vivid description of her laughing at others styles lightning the tone of the piece to be more light-hearted rather than serious The continuous repetition of informal diction allows the readers to connect with
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