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Author Al Amadidhi, Darwishen_US
Available date 2009-11-25T13:08:22Zen_US
Publication Date 1989en_US
Publication Name Bulletin of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
Citation Bulletin of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, 1989, No. 12, Pages 21-40.en_US
URI http://hdl.handle.net/10576/8066en_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 enen_US
Publisher Qatar Universityen_US
Subject English Literatureen_US
Title Language mirrors gender preferenceen_US
Type Articleen_US
Pagination 21-40en_US
Issue Number 12en_US


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