Linguistic Androgyny on Myspace

Fullwood, Chris ORCID: 0000-0002-7714-6783, Morris, Neil and Evans, Libby (2011) Linguistic Androgyny on Myspace. Journal of Language and Social Psychology, 30 (1). pp. 114-124. doi:10.1177/0261927X1038710

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This article examines gender differences in the use of gendered language features in “about me” sections and forum comments on MySpace. Although men and women communicated in more stereotypically gendered ways in the forums, linguistic androgyny prevailed in “about me.” It is likely that “about me” sections provoke a more gender-neutral style of communication, as they are the self-representation in MySpace. Moreover, presenting oneself androgynously will be more appealing to a wider spectrum of users.

Item Type: Article
Article Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Language; Gender differences; Computer-mediated communication; Social networking
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: Schools and Research Institutes > School of Education and Science
Research Priority Areas: Health, Life Sciences, Sport and Wellbeing
Depositing User: Chris Fullwood
Date Deposited: 14 Nov 2022 14:20
Last Modified: 31 Aug 2023 09:05

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