Language and Gender: Disclosing Female and Male Writing Styles in Blogs

Astri, Afifah Dhiya' Uddini (2018) Language and Gender: Disclosing Female and Male Writing Styles in Blogs. Other thesis, Wijaya Kusuma Surabaya University.

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ABSTRACT Afifah. 2018. LANGUAGE AND GENDER: DISCLOSING FEMALE AND MALE WRITING STYLES IN BLOGS. Thesis Wijaya Kusuma University, Language and Science Faculty English Department. The Advisor : Dr. Ribut Surjowati, M.pd The Second Advisor : Dra. Rida Wahyuningrum, M.Pd Key Terms : Writing Styles, Blog, Lecixal, Grammar, Discourse. This research is aimed at describing language and gender: disclosing female and male writing style in Blog. There are three objectives of this research, the first is identify the differences between female and male in lexical point of view, second identify the grammar point of view, and the last is identify discourse point of view. This research observed how male and female are different in writing styles on Blog by analyzing their Blog post. The data sources are taken from as the main source and Diana Rikasari is “Hot Chocolate & Mint” and Mr. Brian See accounts on Blog as data sources. The data of this research were some words and sentences written in female and male Blog. The data were then analyzed using a qualitative method. The primary instrument for the gathering and analyzing of data was the writer herself because human as investigator. The writer used data reduction, data display, and drawing conclusion. It gave a sufficient description of the factual data of the phenomena and provided its logical and rational interpretation based on relevant theories. The results show that female and male in different writing styles. In the lexical female of many effective adjectives such as "sweetie", "pretty", "cute", this kind of lexical is a very distinguishable female discourse marker. While male more often using swear words. For grammar, according to Hiatt (1977) stated that female is less gramatical, but the writer found different. Female is more grammatical, while male is less grammatical as in determiner and preposition. And discourse shows that male is more assertive than female in communication. Female more often use emoticons like love, smile, and laughter. They both also often use sound reproduction in written transcriptions such as "hahaha".

Item Type: Thesis (Other)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Writing Styles, Blog, Lecixal, Grammar, Discourse.
Subjects: P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics
Divisions: Faculty of Language and Science > English Language Education Study Program
Depositing User: Afifah Dhiya' Uddini Astri
Date Deposited: 04 Sep 2018 04:25
Last Modified: 04 Sep 2018 04:25

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