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Gender-Based Conversational Styles in Reality TV
Vesna Videmšek, 2019, master's thesis

Abstract: This master’s thesis deals with differences in conversational styles between men and women in American reality TV show Big Brother. The main purpose of this study is to investigate the conversations in order to find out whether there exist any differences between male and female speakers in the use of minimal responses, hedges, questions, swear words, overlapping speech and topics in mixed-gender and same-gender conversations. Nine conversations between ten different contestants of the reality TV show Big Brother were randomly selected, transcribed and analyzed. The results of this master’s thesis reveal that women use more hedges and minimal responses than men. There are, however, no gender differences in the placement of minimal responses. Both men and women produce the majority of minimal responses at non-transition relevant places. Furthermore, women swear less than men and use milder swear words. Men, on the other hand, are more inclined to use competitive overlapping speech. They also ask more expressive style questions than women, whereas women ask more relational questions than men. Lastly, there are no significant differences in topic choice between men and women.
Keywords: gender, conversational style, reality TV, hedges, minimal responses, swear words, questions, overlapping speech, conversational topics
Published: 19.07.2019; Views: 211; Downloads: 34
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Charles Bukowski: Women – the Analysis of Vulgarisms in Hungarian and Slovenian Translation
Lucija Kardoš, 2019, master's thesis

Abstract: In this Master’s Thesis I will analyse the Hungarian and Slovenian translations of Charles Bukowski’s Women. I will focus on the analysis of vulgarisms, swear words and curse words. The book has a bad reputation, as many critics and readers have labelled it as sexist, chauvinistic, and are of the opinion that in general it degrades women. In this thesis we will include some of Simone de Beauvoir’s thoughts, furthermore, I will be discussing controversial works from antiquity to contemporary literature that are regarded as ‘filthy’. I will touch upon some hot contemporary topics such as Gender Studies. Following the release of 50 Shades of Grey, the taboos of fetishism, BDSM, and other sexual fantasies became quite commercial, and are considered to be a part of everyday life. These types of books were severely censured fifty years ago. My aim is to also explore how erotic novels and their explicit language are accepted by society. In the empirical section I will analyse in detail the translation of swear and curse words. I believe that a translator mirrors the elements into the target audience (in my case into the Hungarian and Slovenian cultures).
Keywords: translating vulgarisms, vulgarisms, swear words, curse words, erotica, Charles Bukowski
Published: 02.04.2019; Views: 202; Downloads: 31
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