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ERIC Number: EJ1078759
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Jan
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1916-4742
Schema-Based Analysis of Gendered Self-Disclosure in Persian: Writing for Dating Context
Khodadady, Ebrahim; Mehr, Somayeh Javadi
English Language Teaching, v5 n1 p20-31 Jan 2012
This paper reports a textual analysis of letters written by 21 male and 21 female participants in Persian. Each writer wrote two letters, one to a dating service and another one to a hypothetical person chosen and introduced by the center. Therefore, a total of 84 letters were collected from the participants. Schema theory was used to find the possible gendered differences between male and female self-disclosure letters. The results of this study confirmed that men and women used significantly different semantic, syntactic and parasyntactic schemata (?[superscript 2] = 30.37, df = 2, p < 0.0001), they also wrote differently in terms of the type of schemata forming the genera of the domains. Further descriptive analysis indicated that semantic domain accounted for 74.44% of all schema types used in male letters and 78.98% of the schemata used in female letters.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Iran
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