Language mirrors gender preference

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Author Al Amadidhi, Darwish en_US
Available date 2009-11-25T13:08:22Z en_US
Publication Date 1989 en_US
Citation Bulletin of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, 1989, No. 12, Pages 21-40. en_US
URI http://hdl.handle.net/10576/8066 en_US
Abstract The following piece of research will look at certain aspects of contemporary usage of Arabic and English. The aim is to reveal prejudicial attitudes in the language use that demean women while on the other hand glorify and honor men. The paper will not only try to describe a linguistic phenomenon and its social context, but will also attempt to show how linguistic differentiation and usage reflect social structure i.e. it is a direct consequence of the structural social inequality found in the community. Data from Arabic, mainly Qatari Arabic, and English in the fields of names, insults, word ordering and titles is presented to provide evidence that sex-related bias in language usage is evident everywhere, albeit in different forms and fashions, and to different degrees.
Language en en_US
Publisher Qatar University en_US
Subject English Literature en_US
Title Language mirrors gender preference en_US
Type Article en_US
Pagination 21-40 en_US
Issue Number 12 en_US


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