Gender Perspectives in Language
Gender is multi-faceted, always changing, but often contested. It is embedded in our institutions, our actions, our beliefs, and our desires, that it appears to us to be completely natural. Gender is, after all, a system of meaning -- a way of construing notions of male and female – and language is the primary means through which we maintain or contest old meanings, and construct or resist new ones. This paper discussed the relationship of gender perspectives in language with special emphasis on Sociolinguistic Patterns of Class, Style, and Gender and the Approaches of Social constructionist.
Key words: Gender, Language, Sociolinguistic, Constructionist
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