Language and Gender- things I didn't know before

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  • Created on: 14-05-13 10:04
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  • Language and Gender
    • Referencing and names given to women
      • compared to food EG Honey, Tart
        • Men have more power than women. Male titles reflect more power than female title. MATSER/ MISTRESS
      • compared to unpleasant animals EG Bitch, Cow
        • Men have more power than women. Male titles reflect more power than female title. MATSER/ MISTRESS
      • Women don't have their own name
        • take fathers name when born
          • BUT NOW: Women can choose to keep their own surname
        • take husbands name when married
      • Semantic derogation
        • Woman or lady is added to 'gender-neutral word'
    • Peter Trudgill
      • Men
        • Male social group- 'walkin'- non-standard form
        • Reason
          • Women are status conscious making theme aware of social significance in speech
          • Male working class speech has connotation of roughness which is seen to be desirable
      • Women
        • Desire for correctness can lead to hypercorrectness EG Women are articulate- pronounce 'H'
        • Reason
          • Women are status conscious making theme aware of social significance in speech
          • Male working class speech has connotation of roughness which is seen to be desirable

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