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Presentation
Language, Gender, & Identity in an English Language Learning CMC Environment
The Qualitative Report Conference
  • Sarah J. Hammill
Location
Room 2077
Format Type
Paper
Start Date
January 2011
End Date
January 2011
Abstract

When the Internet became omnipresent throughout homes, businesses, and educational institutions, it was hailed as the great equalizer for gender relations. This presentation examines the use of language and gender roles of English language learners in a discussion forum. Each posting was examined and coded according to seven categories. Analysis showed females used strong male language and negative socioemotional reactions when provoked by sexist or controversial comments. Discussion includes how CMC environments may be used to neutralize gender and cultural biases.

Comments
Breakout Session C
Citation Information
Sarah J. Hammill. "Language, Gender, & Identity in an English Language Learning CMC Environment" (2011)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/hammills/2/