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Manligt och kvinnligt på humorscenen: En studie kring språk och kön inom komik
Halmstad University, School of Humanities (HUM).
2012 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The purpose of my study was to determine whether there are any differences between the language that men use and the one that women use in a context that has not yet been studied. With the results of previous studies from other areas in mind I tried to ascertain if the stereotypes that exist about language and gender may also be transmitted to the comedy stage. I compared two stand-up comedians with opposite sex in a clip from a Swedish television show. The comparison was based on their body language, the use of nouns and verbs and on the length of their words. I used a combination of a qualitative and a quantitative method. In relation to previous studies the only aspect that corresponded with the result was the fact that women use more body language that men. As a final conclusion, there may be reason to believe that Stand-up Comedy, which started out as a male art form, has resulted in a style typical of the genre which later also was adopted by the female comedians.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012. , 28 p.
Keyword [en]
Language, gender, humor, comedy, qualitative, quantitative
Keyword [sv]
språk, kön, komik, humor
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-16904OAI: diva2:475743
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Humanities, Theology
Available from: 2012-02-15 Created: 2012-01-11 Last updated: 2012-02-15Bibliographically approved

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