Lecture 20 - Gender Exclusive and Gender Preferential...

Info iconThis preview shows page 1. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Lecture 20: November 12 Gender in Language Feminine and masculine classifications of nouns are arbitrary. Gender: sexual identity, the condition of being male or female; system of meaning, language being the primary mode. How do we encode gender in language? Do men and women use language differently? Terms for Heterosexual Sex: -Stanley and Rogers 1992 - specifically the subject position of theses phrases (fem vs. masc, joint noun) - ‘hop on the goodfoot’ -144 words for penis -50 for women Gendered Use of Language:
Background image of page 1
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

Unformatted text preview: Gender Exclusive and Gender Preferential Lahkota Lanuage and Womens Place (Lakoff 1975) When Roy was talking about the Lakoff study and gender-preferential language among women I was wondering if some of the characteristics of womens language would be changed, adapted, or abandoned for a more masculine preferential language when they hold high powered jobs or jobs in predominantly masculine fields? And conversely would they hyper-feminize their language when they are around all women?...
View Full Document

Ask a homework question - tutors are online