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Language, Cognition and Gender

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Book Series: Frontiers Research Topics ISSN: 16648714 ISBN: 9782889198924 Year: Pages: 188 DOI: 10.3389/978-2-88919-892-4 Language: English
Publisher: Frontiers Media SA
Subject: Science (General) --- Psychology
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Gender inequality remains an issue of high relevance, and controversy, in society. Previous research shows that language contributes to gender inequality in various ways: Gender-related information is transmitted through formal and semantic features of language, such as the grammatical category of gender, through gender-related connotations of role names (e.g., manager, secretary), and through customs of denoting social groups with derogatory vs. neutral names. Both as a formal system and as a means of communication, language passively reflects culture-specific social conditions. In active use it can also be used to express and, potentially, perpetuate those conditions. The questions addressed in the contributions to this Frontiers Special Topic include: • how languages shape the cognitive representations of gender• how features of languages correspond with gender equality in different societies• how language contributes to social behaviour towards the sexes• how gender equality can be promoted through strategies for gender-fair language use These questions are explored both developmentally (across the life span from childhood to old age) and in adults. The contributions present work conducted across a wide range of languages, including some studies that make cross-linguistic comparisons. Among the contributors are both cognitive and social psychologists and linguists, all with an excellent research standing. The studies employ a wide range of empirical methods: from surveys to electro-physiology. The papers in the Special Topic present a wide range of complimentary studies, which will make a substantial contribution to understanding in this important area.

Formal and Methodological Approaches to Applied Linguistics

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ISBN: 9783039283224 9783039283231 Year: Pages: 144 DOI: 10.3390/books978-3-03928-323-1 Language: English
Publisher: MDPI - Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute
Subject: Linguistics
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The goal of this Special Issue is to bring together state-of-the art articles on applied linguistics which reflect investigation carried out by researchers from different parts of the world. By bringing together papers from different perspectives, we hope to be able to gain a better understanding of the field. Hence, this Special Issue intends to address the study of language in its different dimensions and within the framework of multiple methodologies and formal accounts as used by researchers in the field. This Special Issue is dedicated to research in any area related to applied linguistics, including language acquisition and language learning; language teaching and curriculum design; language for specific purposes; psychology of language, child language and psycholinguistics; sociolinguistics; pragmatics; discourse analysis; corpus linguistics, computational linguistics and language engineering; lexicology and lexicography; and translation and interpretation.

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linguistic landscape --- minority language --- bilingualism --- multilingualism --- language contact --- bilingualism --- language contact --- pattern borrowing --- Russian --- Samoyedic languages --- Tungusic languages --- reflexive --- valency changing --- middle voice --- English for Specific Purposes --- Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) --- business English --- legal English --- teacher training --- foreign language teaching --- Integrating Content and Language in Higher Education (ICLHE) --- English as a medium of instruction (EMI) --- teaching methodologies in Higher Education --- internationalization of the curriculum --- named river --- conceptual information extraction --- geographic contextualization --- text mining --- Frame-Based Terminology --- food --- idiom --- metaphor --- metonymy --- English as a Foreign Language --- lexemic transfer --- lemmatic transfer --- Lexical Crosslinguistic Influence --- Study Abroad --- language policy --- higher education --- internationalisation --- discourse analysis --- language diversity --- language attitudes --- English linguistic imperialism --- Spanish universities --- modals --- late Modern English scientific writing --- Coruña Corpus --- spontaneous translanguaging --- discourse practices --- language acquisition --- translation --- corpus analysis --- domain loss --- frame-based terminology --- conceptual complexes --- grammatical gender --- interference --- cognates --- Papiamentu --- Spanish --- n/a

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