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SEX-BASED DIFFERENCES IN ENGLISH ARGUMENTATIVE TEXT: A TAGMEMIC SOCIOLINGUISTIC PERSPECTIVE (INFORMAL LOGIC)


1986 1986

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This work applies insights from sociolinguistics, text-linguistics, social psychology, women's studies, informal logic, and tagmemic theory to the task of investigating sex-based textual differences in argumentative text. More specifically, it (1) lays out a means (both theoretical and methodological) of analyzing argumentative text; (2) analyzes the differences between argumentative texts produced by university freshman women and those produced by their male counterparts; (3) compares the findings of this analysis to previous studies in sex-based differences in English; (4) presents a sketch of these texts' social production context with an emphasis on sex-based social patterns in communication style and in moral reasoning; (5) analyzes the findings in #2 in light of #4, developing a sociolinguistic description of conductive and deductive arguments. In short, this work brings together the theoretical and methodological resources necessary to do interdisciplinary sociolinguistic analysis of argumentative text, and does some initial analysis, which can provide direction for later more exhaustive research into textual sex-based differences.

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Subject
Linguistics
Classification
0290: Linguistics
Identifier / keyword
Language, literature and linguistics
Title
SEX-BASED DIFFERENCES IN ENGLISH ARGUMENTATIVE TEXT: A TAGMEMIC SOCIOLINGUISTIC PERSPECTIVE (INFORMAL LOGIC)
Author
PETERSON, SUSAN LYNN
Number of pages
291
Publication year
1986
Degree date
1986
School code
2502
Source
DAI-A 47/06, Dissertation Abstracts International
Place of publication
Ann Arbor
Country of publication
United States
University/institution
The University of Texas at Arlington
University location
United States -- Texas
Degree
Ph.D.
Source type
Dissertations & Theses
Language
English
Document type
Dissertation/Thesis
Dissertation/thesis number
8621740
ProQuest document ID
303541288
Copyright
Database copyright ProQuest LLC; ProQuest does not claim copyright in the individual underlying works.
Document URL
http://search.proquest.com/docview/303541288
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