As it happens, there are many scientific studies that count the words used by females and males in a variety of same-sex and mixed-sex interactions: phone conversations, interviews, group discussions, and so on. These are always time-limited situations-a few minutes to a few hours of talking-not recordings across the whole range of people’s daily activities. But together, these studies involve thousands of speakers of many ages, regions, languages, and cultures.
The findings? According to a 1993 review of the scientific literature by researchers Deborah James and Janice Drakich, «Most studies reported either that men talked more than women, either overall or in some circumstances, or that there was no difference between the genders in amount of talk.» The research since that review, including counts from my own research, follows the same pattern.
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