Wicked Woman and Ready-money Gentlemen: Defining social roles in the British nineteenth-century courtroom
Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
The present study is a corpus-based study which examines social roles constructed in the British nineteenth-century courtroom. To discover the prevalent social roles in British nineteenth-century society the present study focuses on premodifying adjectives characterizing men and women. The method of classification is through semantic domains. The study shows that the social roles of men and women are more similar than the findings of previous research have demonstrated.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. , 28 p.
Adjectives, corpus, courtroom discourse, social roles, tokens, types, witness
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-91056OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-91056DiVA: diva2:630269