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Disney Princesses and the Diachronic Change of Culturally Gendered Language

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Published
Publication date08/2015
Host publicationJALT2014: Conversations Across Borders
EditorsPeter Clements, Aleda Krause, Howard Brown
PublisherJapanese Association for Language Teaching
Pages307-318
Number of pages12
ISBN (Print)9784901352475
Original languageEnglish

Abstract

This study explored how the Disney princesses in Snow White (1937), The Little Mermaid (1989), and Frozen (2013) use gendered language and portray gender roles. It draws on Robin Lakoff (1975) and uses ratios and quantified lexical features to examine diachronic developments in gender representations, relationships, and the language used by the princesses. In this paper, I tentatively suggest methods of applying the findings to second language pedagogy, particularly in composition exercises.

この研究では、スノーホワイト(1937)、リトル·マーメイド(1989)、アナと雪の女王(2013)など、ディズニーのお姫様がジェンダー言語を使用し、男女の性別による役割を描く方法を、調査した。本論文は、ロビン·レイコフ(1975)の理論を活用し、比率や数値化された語彙特性を使用し、ジェンダー表現、人間関係、お姫様が使う言葉の通時的発展(変化)を検討する。この調査では、暫定的に、第二言語教育、特に作文演習へ、調査結果を適用する方法を提案する。