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ERIC Number: ED125025
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975
Pages: 16
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The Language of Women as a Reflection of the Image of Women in a Mass-Circulation Magazine: An Analysis of "Ladies Home Journal" Fiction, 1900-1920.
Berryman, Cynthia L.
An Analysis of 21 pieces of "Ladies Home Journal" fiction from the years 1900-1920 showed definite sex-linked language distinctions. Nine characteristics of speech were observed in sample dialogues from a piece of fiction which contained male-female major character interaction. One sample was selected from each year during the period. Female speech was distinguished from male speech by a greater quantity of messages, a greater number of words per message, and more unfinished sentences, exclamations, intensifiers, qualifiers, tag-question formations, and interruptions of others. These distinctions in speech did not change over the period of time studied, while the role and image of women in society underwent a transformation, a change which was reflected in the presentation of a different type of character in "Ladies Home Journal" fiction. (MKM)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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