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Gender-related differences in language use
2007 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This study investigates whether one can find differences between females´ and males´ way of using language. The essay presents different theories about female and male language and some of the theories have been tested in a survey. A total of 80 participants take part in the survey and they have read a dialogue with implemented attributes. Afterwards they answered a questionnaire. The result implies differences as well as similarities between females and males. Furthermore, it reveals differences between different age groups. One theory tested in the survey is polite language. According to the result females connect polite language to female language whereas males do not. Minimal responses do not appear to be connected to female language neither among females nor among males. Moreover, the survey reveals that directives and commands appear to be connected to male language among females but not among males. Yet, there are also similarities in the findings among females and males since both genders connect swearing to male language. Furthermore, neither females nor males connect interruptions to male language.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2007.
Keyword [en]
Humanities Theology, Gender, female language, male language
Keyword [sv]
Humaniora, Teologi
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URN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-50092ISRN: LTU-DUPP--07/085--SELocal ID: 761eaa77-a5d4-4f23-a4f7-7d4ff61406c4OAI: oai:DiVA.org:ltu-50092DiVA: diva2:1023448
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Student thesis, at least 15 credits
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English, master's level
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Validerat; 20101217 (root)Available from: 2016-10-04 Created: 2016-10-04Bibliographically approved

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