Lecture 20 - Gender Exclusive and Gender Preferential...

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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:
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Unformatted text preview: Gender Exclusive and Gender Preferential Lahkota Lanuage and Women’s 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 women’s 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?...
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