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The Resource Gender differences in General Conference, by Erin M. Shaw

Gender differences in General Conference, by Erin M. Shaw

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Gender differences in General Conference
Title
Gender differences in General Conference
Statement of responsibility
by Erin M. Shaw
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Language
eng
Summary
This thesis uses the Gender-as-culture hypothesis (GAC in the context of General Conference talks of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS). The GAC hypothesis is a sociolinguistic hypothesis that explains male/female speech differences and miscommunications as two different cultures. A brief overview of the history of gender difference research is given, as well as a brief overview of corpus linguistics, the medium of the study. Anton Mulac's research has applied the GAC hypothesis to Gudykunst and Ting-Toomey's four dimensions of intercultural style (direct vs. indirect, succinct vs. elaborate, personal vs. contextual, and instrumental vs. affective). Mulac's study showed that sex-preferential features correlate to these dimensions of intercultural style, and therefore the speech of each gender can be viewed as a part of a culture. In this study I correlate specific male and female preferential speech patterns to those four dimensions of intercultural style for each gender's culture. The goal of this thesis is to see if the GAC hypothesis, as applied by Anton Mulac, also applies in the context of LDS General Conference through corpus linguistics. If the hypothesis is proved correct in this context, it shows the importance of the same-gender meetings currently conducted in the church for the best possible communication
Cataloging source
UPB
Dissertation note
Honors Thesis--Brigham Young University. Dept. of Linguistics, 2009.
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illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Gender differences in General Conference, by Erin M. Shaw
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (leaves 32-33)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
28 cm.
Extent
vi, 33 leaves
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • UtOrBLW
  • (OCoLC)ocn637015653
Label
Gender differences in General Conference, by Erin M. Shaw
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (leaves 32-33)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
28 cm.
Extent
vi, 33 leaves
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • UtOrBLW
  • (OCoLC)ocn637015653

Library Locations

    • Harold B. Lee Library Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, 84602, US
      40.249156 -111.649242
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