Scientific American interviews social Psychologist James Pennabaker (University of Texas, Austin) about his research on pronouns and other function words. The findings–there are gender differences, but they may not be what you think. And, no surprise to anyone who has followed sociolinguistic research (esp. critics of Lakoff like O’Barr and Atkins), there are also major differences based on status and power. The Secret Language Code: Scientific American.