The study of language and gender has developed greatly since the s prominent scholars include deborah tannen, penelope eckert, janet holmes, mary bucholtz, kira hall, deborah cameron, and others the edited volume gender articulated:
A comparative study of genderlects in the Tupi family Categorical genderlects, i. This pragmatic phenomenon crucially differs from grammatical gender. A recurring question regarding the gender-indexing systems concerns their origin, but only few studies provide a solid argumentation for their development, either out of internal change Alberdi ; for Basquelanguage mixing Taylor ; on Island Carib or diffusion Kroskrity ; for Pueblo Southwest.
In summary, genderlects have never been studied in a comparative perspective with the exception of Li on Atayalic dialects and have never been reconstructed for the proto-stage of a family. Dunn indeed posits that genderlects are diachronically unstable.
This paper offers to investigate the emergence and evolution of categorical genderlect distinctions within a large family, the Tupi family, using the two approaches of diachronic pragmatics, function-to-form and form-to-function mapping Jucker It offers a survey of the genderlect distinction across the family based on the literature, a typological description of its realization, and a comparative study using phylogenetic methods.
The major group is made up of the 40 Tupi-Guarani languages Jensen This paper surveys the genderlect distinctions in the 15 Tupi languages where the phenomenon occurs. The 15 languages span a very large geographical area, covering various regions of Brazil, Bolivia, Peru, and Paraguay.
They belong to 4 different groups, with 12 of them belonging to the Tupi-Guarani group. At first glance, this seems to support an analysis of genderlect distinctions as inherited rather than as spontaneous or contact-driven parallel innovations. The realizations of the genderlect distinction in these 15 languages are nevertheless very diverse.
First, the distinction indexes the gender of the speaker in 14 cases out of 15, and that of the addressee in only one language, Xingu Asurini. Three languages additionally encode the gender of both SAPs in a small class of items. Second, the genderlect distinction is found in various linguistic domains: Third, in some languages, the distinction is minimal Xingu Asurini only shows a pair of phatic particles depending on the gender of the addressee Pereirawhile in others, it is much more pervasive Aweti men and women use distinct pronouns, illocutionary particles, and lexical items Drude We searched for cognate forms for all words that participate in genderlects mainly pronouns and illocutionary particles across 41 Tupi languages.
The cognate sets are coded as presence-absence characters. These characters are subsequently traced on a phylogenetic tree in order to reconstruct ancestral states using parsimony.
Preliminary results show that the genderlect distinction has different sources: This study in diachronic pragmatics is the first to compare genderlects within a large family, and to use phylogenetic methods for that purpose.Guidelines. Please review the abstract review process, format, acquisition of lexical item (i.e.
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sociolinguistic variation — including acquisition of socioindexical detail, dialect features, generational differences, genderlects, ethnolects, perception of variation Literacy and Reading. Given this power, their forced social constructs of gender by genderlects acquisition have multilevel effects on the youth, including perpetuating negative stereotypes or even creating confusion around identity.
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Child Language Acquisition Assessment 2 How does child-directed speech affect the acquisition of genderlect, and to what extent is it a plausible explanation for this development in language?
The term ‘genderlect’ was coined by Deborah Tannen in The core of this theory explains how different sets of linguistic features used by males and females develop through the gender acculturation process and how these gender-linked language features Looks like you do not have access to this content.