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Geschlechtsunterschiede in geschriebenem deutsch - eine Wortanalyse
1999 (Tahitian)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year))Student thesis
Abstract [en]

Not for nothing is gender an interesting variable in the context of language and its usage. The language is formed in the family and further developed in school - two institutions, which in theory (at least) both are much the same for girls and boys. Despite this fact the development and the usage of language differ to a large extent between the sexes according to the studies in the field of language and gender. Other genderdifferences in terms of language than those, concerning the organs of speech and pitch of the voices, are hardly known by the general public, though. Due to this unawareness is it of great importance to point at and understand the genderdifferences concerning language, in order to avoid misunderstandings and instead improve the oral as well as the written communication between the sexes. The intention of this project is hence to point at some of these differences, and of course similarities, among the sexes when writing texts. In order to limit the great area of text-analysis, I have chosen to analyse the words belonging to the categories nouns, verbs and adjectives. Words belonging to these categories carry the principal meaning of a text and are therefore interesting to study in comparative analyses like this one. Concerning the results of my study my notions of significant genderdifferences seemed to be overexaggerated. The few existing differences between the sexes, however, were more advantageous for the boys, whose usage of foremost nouns and full-verbs was more frequent than that of the girls, and hence is more similar to standardized written text. The girls on the other hand, seemed to use a more "talkative and chatty" language, which isn´t dominated by nouns, verbs or adjectives. My introductory aim is due to the results partly achieved. Knowledge of language is hard to assess and especially with the method of lexicality. I do hope, however, that this study will inspire further studies in the area of gender and language, since there are lot of interesting facts to reveal.

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1999. , 74 p.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-53228Local ID: TYS D-4OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kau-53228DiVA: diva2:1101776
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German
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