EXPLORING THE STYLISTICS OF GENDERED IDENTITIES WITHIN BOUNDARIES AND BEYOND BORDERS

Posted On Jul 27 2012 by

In our attempt at providing a framework for the stylistic analysis of gendered identities performed through the “discourse of gender difference” (Sunderland 2004), we have in view not only markers of male and female speech (Key 1975) and conversational styles (Tannen 1984/2005, Carter 1997), but also some stylistic features, which are relevant to different forms of social identity. Considering the existence of some stereotypical modes of expression and behavioural patterns that are stylistically rendered across multimodal texts, we intend to explore them within “the boundaries of social practice” (Sunderland 2004) and beyond gender study borders.