What is "concessive language"?

Hi teachers,

Please see below:

[color=blue]Woman have frequently used more concessive language than men and have often talked less than men in mixed-sex conversations.

What does “concessive language” mean?
Does “mixed-sex” mean male and female mixed together?

Thanks in advance


Hi Jupiter

Concessive language concedes a point in an argument and uses, for example, words such as although, nevertheless, admittedly, even if, despite, etc.

Yes, mixed-sex conversations means conversations in which there are both male and female participants.


A strange statement:

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