Essays about: "expletives"

Found 3 essays containing the word expletives.

  1. 1. Bad Language in Reality: A study of swear words, expletives and gender in reality television

    University essay from Göteborgs universitet/Institutionen för språk och litteraturer

    Author : Anna Fälthammar Schippers; [2014-04-28]
    Keywords : Engelska; swear words; expletives; covert prestige; gender; reality television;

    Abstract : This essay is a study on swearing in modern English on television from a sociolinguistic point of view, taking into account the effect that variables such as nationality, social class and gender might have on the expletive usage in the examined material. After a general discussion of expletives and their functions, the question of whether there is a relationship between gender and the use of expletives is addressed. READ MORE

  2. 2. Are We Terribly Different? : A case-study of male and female fiction-writing in English

    University essay from Högskolan Dalarna/Engelska

    Author : Martin Nykvist; [2008]
    Keywords : Language; Gender; Fiction; Writing; English;

    Abstract : The aim of this study is to find similarities and differences between male and female fiction-writing. The data has been collected from pupils at an upper secondary school in Central Sweden. They were given an extract from a novel by Bernard MacLaverty and from that they were supposed to continue the story. READ MORE

  3. 3. Female voices in horror : A linguistic study of female stereotyping in two slasher movies

    University essay from Växjö universitet/Institutionen för humaniora

    Author : Marie Ivarsson Ahlin; [2006]
    Keywords : linguistics; female stereotyping; gender; horror;

    Abstract : This study sets out to investigate the extent to which slasher movies can be said to carry out linguistic female stereotyping in their portrayal of female characters. It has been proposed (cf. READ MORE