15.2409, Qs: Research survey: Gendered Writing Styles

LINGUIST List linguist at linguistlist.org
Sun Aug 29 21:42:16 UTC 2004


LINGUIST List:  Vol-15-2409. Sun Aug 29 2004. ISSN: 1068-4875.

Subject: 15.2409, Qs: Research survey: Gendered Writing Styles

Moderators: Anthony Aristar, Wayne State U.<aristar at linguistlist.org>
            Helen Dry, Eastern Michigan U. <hdry at linguistlist.org>

Reviews (reviews at linguistlist.org):
	Sheila Collberg, U. of Arizona
	Terence Langendoen, U. of Arizona

Home Page:  http://linguistlist.org/

The LINGUIST List is funded by Eastern Michigan University, Wayne
State University, and donations from subscribers and publishers.

Editor for this issue: Ann Sawyer <sawyer at linguistlist.org>
 ==========================================================================
We'd like to remind readers that the responses to queries are usually
best posted to the individual asking the question. That individual is
then strongly encouraged to post a summary to the list. This policy was
instituted to help control the huge volume of mail on LINGUIST; so we
would appreciate your cooperating with it whenever it seems appropriate.

In addition to posting a summary, we'd like to remind people that it
is usually a good idea to personally thank those individuals who have
taken the trouble to respond to the query.

To post to LINGUIST, use our convenient web form at
http://linguistlist.org/LL/posttolinguist.html.

=================================Directory=================================

1)
Date:  29 Aug 2004 09:20:29 -0600
From:  Victoria Varga <vix at geeksanon.ca>
Subject:  Research into gendered writing styles

-------------------------------- Message 1 -------------------------------

Date:  29 Aug 2004 09:20:29 -0600
From:  Victoria Varga <vix at geeksanon.ca>
Subject:  Research into gendered writing styles

Hello,

I'm an undergraduate student at the University of Alberta (in Edmonton,
Alberta, Canada) and I received a research award for this summer. As a
part of my research, I need people to fill out an online survey I
created.

I am researching the subject of language in gender, particularily
whether or not there are gendered writing styles. I have written a
computer program in Perl which labels a text as being either male or
female in style based upon the number of gendered markers found in the
text. The algorithm is based upon the definitions of Robin Lakoff and
Dale Spender, among others, of what a feminine language style is. I will
compare the results of this program with the results generated by my
online survey.

If you are interested in helping me collect data, you can find my survey
at this address:
http://vix.geeksanon.ca/survey/

It takes about 10-20 minutes to complete. Please do not use the forward,
back, or reload buttons while taking the survey.

Thank you very much,
Vicky Varga

---------------------------------------------------------------------------
LINGUIST List: Vol-15-2409



More information about the Linguist mailing list