Discrepancies between the Speech of Male and Female in Lecturing: Language Management in Focus

Document Type : Research Paper


1 Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Translation and Teaching, Karaj Branch, Islamic Azad University, Karaj, Iran

2 Assistant Professor, English Translation and Teaching Department, Karaj Branch, Islamic Azad University, Karaj, Iran


The purpose of this case study is to shed light on differences between the speech of male and female students in presenting a lecture in academic settings. It also aimed to discover which gender more follow essential steps in line with language management. This qualitative study discussed the discrepancies from multiple perspectives containing standard form, using grammar, pronunciation and intonation, using synonyms, expanding the topics, and conversational style. In addition, to consider these components, this research attempts to discover which gender follows different phases to prepare a lecture before presenting it. This qualitative study was conducted throughout observation protocol, writing diary, and semi-structured interviews consisting of seven Iranian participants who have General English course with ages ranging from 19-25. To sum up, the researchers concluded that female students outperformed in the whole process of this inquiry. The study tries to provide insight to genders to understand each other's discrepancies which is a need and act as a key to better communication.