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Title:Prestige, Politeness and Power: an Analysis of Chinese Women's Language Use as a Function of Power
Author(s):Rayman, Denise L.
Advisor(s):Packard, Jerome
Department / Program:Linguistics
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Degree:B.A.
Genre:Thesis
Subject(s):Mandarin Chinese
Sociolinguistics
Politeness theory
Confucianism
Sajiao
Abstract:A senior thesis analyzing how modern female Chinese women gain social power through three linguistic strategies: selective use and disuse of emerging Beijing dialectal features, linguistic politeness considered from both Confucianism and Brown and Levinson politeness theory, and also sajiao, a form of childish speech.
Issue Date:2011-05
Genre:undergraduate thesis
Type:Text
Language:English
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/2142/44826
Publication Status:unpublished
Peer Reviewed:not peer reviewed
Date Available in IDEALS:2013-05-29


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