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This paper defines hegemony and examines how it directly affects our day-to-day expression of gender as well as the ability to perform our gendered identities. This paper also examines how hegemony can be used to study language and gender. The paper then examines how context impacts gendered language use, particularly in terms of public and private context influence the use of gendered language. This paper argues that "the same linguistic means can be used for different, even opposite, effects in different contexts" (Tannen, 166).
From the Paper:"This paper will examine the relationship between gender, hegemony and language. In particular the paper will define hegemony and examine how it directly affects our day-to-day expression of gender as well as the ability to perform our gendered identities. This paper will also examine how hegemony can be used to study language and gender. This paper will argue that linguistic and stylistic variations both reflect and reinforce masculine hegemony, but that within this system of dominance there is by definition, resistance to it. Hegemony can broadly be defined as the dominance of one particular social..."
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Gender Questions (2008, December 01) Retrieved September 24, 2020, from https://www.academon.com/term-paper/gender-questions-138830/
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