IJLLL 2022 Vol.8(1): 36-39 ISSN: 2382-6282
DOI: 10.18178/IJLLL.2022.8.1.319

A Study of Gender Differences in English from the Perspective of Sociolinguistics

Zhang Saiyao and Sun Yu
Abstract—As we all know, there are certain differences between female and male in physiology and psychology, but for a long time, the language characteristics and differences between female and male have been rarely known. Until the rise of the American women's Liberation Movement in the last century, linguists began to pay more attention to the differences in language between different genders. In this paper, the author selects 22 episodes of the first season of the American drama How I Met Your Mother and arranges the conversations among them. Then the author studies the language differences of female and male from five aspects: adjectives, hedges, interrogative sentences and exclamatory sentences and topics. The author hopes that this study can provide empirical help for the study of language differences between female and male.

Index Terms—Adjectives, hedges, interrogative, exclamatory.

Zhang Saiyao is with School of Foreign Studies, Northwestern Polytechnical University, Xi’an, Shaanxi Province, CO 710129 China (e-mail: 474791801@qq.com).
Sun Yu is with School of Foreign Studies and Art Education Center in Northwestern Polytechnical University, Xi’an, Shaanxi Province, CO 710129 China (e-mail: sunyu@nwpu.edu.cn).

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Cite:Zhang Saiyao and Sun Yu, "A Study of Gender Differences in English from the Perspective of Sociolinguistics," International Journal of Languages, Literature and Linguistics vol. 8, no. 1, pp. 36-39, 2022.

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