2012 International Conference on Education Technology and Management Engineering Lecture Notes in Information Technology, Vols.16-17
Study on Gender Differences in English
Chongqing City, Shapingba District, Chongqing University of Science and Technology Postcode: 401331
Keywords: English language; gender; gender differences
Abstract. As mankind has gender difference, language is the same. There is a consensus that language has gender difference as a social behavior in communication. These differences reflect the traditonal social culture, mode of thinking and values.With the development of society, it is more and more necessary to reseach the relationship between gender and language. In the field of linguistics, the relationship between language and gender has been by many sub-areas studied, but many focus on the male and female language differences. Language and gender interaction.Existence of gender differences determines the language response of sex differences,and gender differences in language promote and deepen the requirements and regulations of the social and cultural life of different gender.
Language is a kind of social phenomenon and a part of the culture. It is also a refraction of society and culture. So it is a natural phenomenon that the male and female social status inequality is reflected in language. However, the development of the language is changing with the development of the society.The phenomenon of gender difference will change gradually in language with social progress and improving women status. Some well-known linguist explores the reflect of gender differences in pronunciation, intonation, vocabulary and discourse style from the perspective of sociolinguistics research, and analyze the latest reasons of these differences and development and changes.
This paper attempts to explore the differences of men and women in the use of English lexical, syntactic, conversational style, and verbal...
References:  Yang Yonglin.Study on the relationship of social culture, the word used for the mirror socio-cultural factors and the use of words [J]. Foreign language study, 2004 (1) :13-17.
 Fang Yi. Of Speech Act gender differences in [J]. Hefei University of Technology (Social Science
Edition), 2005 (10) :89-91.
 Xu Lisheng. Discourse style on gender differences [J]. International Studies, 1997 (1) :43-46.
Foreign Language Teaching, 1999 (1) :71-72.
 Yang Yonglin. Gender in English grammar patterns [J]. Modern Foreign Languages, 1989 (1).
 Smith, P.M. Language, the Sexes and Society [M] New York: Basil the Black well, 1985.
 Xue Yan.Gender differences in the English language and its causes [J]. Lanzhou Commercial
College, 2003 (5) :104-106.
 Bai Jiehong. Gender culture and the pragmatic study of language [M]. Hunan Education Press,
 Zhu WanJin .Introduction to Sociolinguistics, Hunan Education Press, 1992.
 Huson, RA. Sociolinguistics,Foreign Language Teaching and Research Press, 2000.
Please join StudyMode to read the full document