Untypical Linguistic Features of Males and Females and Gender Linguistic Crossing

يوسف, غيداء ‘محمد أمين’ عبد (2018) Untypical Linguistic Features of Males and Females and Gender Linguistic Crossing. Masters thesis, جامعة الشرق الاوسط.

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This study aims at examining the untypical linguistic features and the linguistic crossing that takes place when a speaker of one sex uses linguistic features that are more commonly associated with the language of the other sex. This investigation has been done by describing the linguistic features of women’s language (more intensifiers, first person pronouns, empty adjectives, family words, emotion terms, hedges, minimal responses, overlaps, and hedged directives) and the linguistic features of men’s language (more taboo words, articles, number words, directives, disruptive interruptions) as found in the reviewed literature. Afterwards, the researcher has quantitatively analyzed transcripts of two panel debates that were aired on CNN channel in order to point out the dominating linguistic features that were used by each speaker. Finally, findings are discussed and explained in relation to the reviewed theoretical and empirical literature to test if any crossing between both sexes has taken place in the use of any of the linguistic features. Key words: hedges, minimal responses, overlaps, disruptive interruptions.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PR English literature
Depositing User: أ. طارق زياد عبد حنونة
Date Deposited: 21 Jun 2021 10:37
Last Modified: 21 Jun 2021 10:37
URI: http://scholar.alaqsa.edu.ps/id/eprint/5974

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