Some Gender-based Differences in English and Bulgarian.
Paper presented at The 22nd Session of the International Philosophical School Philosophy between Old and New Values, Varna, 29 May - 1 June 2002. Ed. by S. Kaneva and D. Genova. Sofia: Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, 2003, pp. 194-201. ISBN 954-91351-1-X COBISS.BG-ID 1041449956
The object of study in the paper is some gender differences in language use in English and Bulgarian from a comparative perspective. The most pronounced gender differences in the two languages are at the level of word choice. There are also differences in the communicative strategies used in casual conversations by men and women that are studied only by English scholars for the English language. The differences in word choice and the communicative strategies used are socially and not linguistically motivated. In both languages there are more words pejoratively used of women but not of men.
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language use and gender, gender differences in verbal communication in English and Bulgarian
Language, Linguistics, Literature and Theory of Literature