The Effect of Education on Language Use and Workplace Performance of Men and Women

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How does education affect language use and workplace performance of men and women? Introduction This issue must be seen with the socio cultural approach--the language, literacy, and learning being studied under the social and cultural background. As the learner is employed by the society he or she is also affected by the society's 'work order'. (Gee; Hull; Lankshear, 1996) Thus typical approach to the study must be based on a socio cultural approach to language. So language is a product of learning and literacy. Both are simply the psychological ability of individuals merged with the social practices and the institutions that impart literacy have a great deal to do with the molding of the language and the reading abilities. So the language at the workplace has its origins in the individuals schooling. There are more issues to the language factor other than the education. For one the school or the system of education and the attitude of the school and more importantly the ethnicity, cultural background and experience in life of the individuals play a real role in communication. (Corson, 2001) The method of communication is a mixture of social, educational and the family antecedents of the persons. Gender and its implications also play a great role. It cannot however be denied that education improves the individual's ability to communicate better and hence adopt a better language system. The language stems from the usages in the society and thus the society is the basis
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