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Gender, Society, and the Chinese Language

marjorie chan

"Gender, Society, and the Chinese Language" presented by Marjorie K.M. Chan, Associate Professor of Chinese Linguistics, Ohio State University.

Mar. 20, 4:00 - 5:30pm

Modern Languages Building, Room 201

There are many sociolinguistic as well as pragmatic issues and related research questions that arise in examing gender and language use in Chinese society. In recent years, we have only begun to explore this much- neglected area in Chinese linguistics, to contribute to a growing body of cross-linguistic, interdisciplinary research on the topic. In this talk, Dr. Chan will address some of the issues, such as gendered voices, gender differences in communication style, and gender-linked variation in the use of sentence-final particles.