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Is gender stereotyping still an issue?: an analysis of a Hong Kong primary English textbook series

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Is gender stereotyping still an issue? an analysis of a Hong Kong primary English textbook series. / Yang, Chi Cheung Ruby.

In: Hong Kong Journal of Applied Linguistics, Vol. 13, No. 2, 02.2012, p. 32-48.

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Yang CCR. Is gender stereotyping still an issue? an analysis of a Hong Kong primary English textbook series. Hong Kong Journal of Applied Linguistics. 2012 Feb;13(2):32-48.

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Yang, Chi Cheung Ruby. / Is gender stereotyping still an issue? an analysis of a Hong Kong primary English textbook series. In: Hong Kong Journal of Applied Linguistics. 2012 ; Vol. 13, No. 2. pp. 32-48.

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abstract = "This study aimed to investigate gender representation in an Englishtextbook series used in Hong Kong schools. The corpus software AntConcwas used to analyse the collocations of gendered terms He/he, She/she,Man/man, Woman/woman, women, Boy/boy, Boys/boys, Girl, andGirls/girls in the textbook series in order to find out if gender stereotyping,which was a problem in previous studies (e.g., Cincotta, 1978; Sakita,1995), is still an issue. The results of the study showed that females were nolonger regarded as delicate or weak but stronger than males. In occupationalroles, females were no longer portrayed only as housewives in the family,but they also worked in society. On the other hand, the stereotyped imagesof males wearing shorts, jeans or shirts and females putting on skirts ordresses still exist. In addition, while it was found that the male terms havemore collocates and both males and females were imbued with positivecharacteristics, negative adjectives were only used to describe males andmales were never described in terms of their physical attractiveness.",
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