ERIC Number: EJ388142
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1988
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Using Masculine Generics: Does Generic He' Increase Male Bias in the User's Imagery?
Hamilton, Mykol C.
Sex Roles: A Journal of Research, v19 n11-12 p785-99 Dec 1988
Studies the effect of the use of the male generic on imagery. Finds that male bias is higher in the masculine generic condition than in the unbiased condition, and that male subjects are more male-biased than female subjects. Discusses findings in terms of linguistic relativity, prototypicality, and activation of multiple meanings. (FMW)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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