Jig’s series of questions are strongly gender-marked. She uses a proportionately large number of tag-end questions: “wasn’t it?”, “isn’t it?” (Dietrich). She also uses circular and vaguely generalized evaluations of their activities rather than direct statementns— “that’s all we do”— the goal of her conversation being consensus.

Gender-linked Miscommunication in ‘Hills Like White Elephants’ http://www.csus.edu/indiv/m/maddendw/Hem_fem.pdf by Pamela Smiley from University of Wisconsin

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