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A Study of Sexism and Political Correctness in some American and British Magazines
Halmstad University, School of Humanities (HUM).
1999 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor)Student thesis
Abstract [en]
This Essay deals with sexism and political correctness in the English language. First comes a short history of what kind of sexism that is dealt with; man as a generic noun, he as a generic pronoun, the “feminine” suffixes and other words that contain man. After that becomes a short account of the most resent changes and why we should change our länguage so that it becomes non-sexist. The essay then contains a study of the use of sexist and non-sexist (politically correct) laguage in six different magazines, three American and three Brittish ones. One man´s magazine, one women´s magazine and one news magazine from the two countries respectively. The findings are then discussed and some conclusions are made. The essay ends with an appendix containing a glossary, taken from the Internet, With words that can replace some sexist words and phrases.
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1999.
Keywords [en]
sexism, political correctness, American and Brittish magazines
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-8411Local ID: U2410OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hh-8411DiVA, id: diva2:363497
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Humanities, Theology
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Denna uppsats kan beställas från arkivet / This paper can be ordered from the archive. Kontakta / Contact: arkivet@hh.seAvailable from: 2010-11-09 Created: 2010-11-09Bibliographically approved

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