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AS English Language Revision
Language
& Gender















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Key Term Definition
Feminism a
co l
l
e ct
ion
of moveme nts
aime d
at
de f
ini
ng,
e st
abli
shing,
and defendi
ng
equal
poli
ti
cal,
economic,
an d
social

ri
ghts
and
equ al
opport
unit
ies
for
w omen
Political Correctness a…

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op i
nion,
of
ten
comb i
ned
w i
th
tent
a t
ive
language
Supe r
Poli
te
Fo r
ms La nguage used t
h at
Wo uld you
min d.
.?
mak es
some one Please
ma y I
..
?
a ppear
to be
extremely…

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Mo dal
S i
mil
a r
t
o hedges, Sh oul
d ,
Could,

Const
ruct
ions/
Ver
bs e xpr
esses Wo ul
d ,
O ught
,
Ma y,

uncer
tai
n t
y,
avoidance C an
of
dir
e ct
opi
nion
Avoi
d Expl
eti…

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FOUN D:
Lexi
cal
pai
rs
w her
e t
he mal
e t
erm suggest
s a
posi
ti
ve
att
ri
but
e
whi
le
the
femal
e t
erm suggest
s a
negat
ive
one.

FOR EXAMPLE:


Lor
d/Lady

Lor
d:
Suggest
s hi
gh
stat
us,…

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