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Vietnamese migrants' attitudes towards Vietnamese sexist language

Chau, MN 2006 , 'Vietnamese migrants' attitudes towards Vietnamese sexist language', PhD thesis, University of Tasmania.

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This thesis examines Vietnamese Australians' attitudes towards sexist language. One
can not separate language from the cultural and social issues as they are intertwined
with one another. The shaping of an individual's behaviours, attitudes, life values,
his/her application of language largely depends on the social environment where s/he
has grown up. In Vietnamese society, Confucianism has played a part in shaping
many individuals' thinking. Although in the present time it is not as popular as many
years ago, it still exists in a number of families, it can be seen through the way they
behave, what they believe. There are many research studies on the sexist language in
English whereas it is rare to find a research study dealing with sexist language in
Vietnamese. This thesis deals with the Vietnamese migrants' attitudes and perception
of sexist language. It investigates the nature and characteristics of sexist language in
Vietnamese and makes some comparison with that in English. Special attention is
given to the socio-cultural context in which sexist language was derived and used.
Both qualitative and quantitative research methods were used.

Item Type: Thesis - PhD
Authors/Creators:Chau, MN
Keywords: Sexism in language, Immigrants
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Thesis (PhD)--University of Tasmania, 2006. Includes bibliographical references

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