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Prudes versus sluts: An analysis of how attitudes are expressed through colloquial terminology
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Languages.
2018 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This paper performs a corpus-based critical discourse analysis on the terms“vamp”, “slut”, “prude” and “spinster” and how they are used in context fromthe 1920s to the 2000s. They were categorized according to what attitudeswere connected to them, positive, neutral and negative. An interest was alsotaken in what attributive adjectives were used in context with each term. Theresults showed consistent negative attitudes towards “prude” and “spinster”,while the attitudes towards “Vamp” and “slut” were mixed with negative andpositive.

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2018. , p. 33
Keywords [en]
Critical discourse analysis, corpus linguistics, historical sociolinguistics, attributive features
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Humanities and the Arts
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URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-70008OAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-70008DiVA, id: diva2:1176086
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Language, Culture and Communication Programme, 180 credits
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Available from: 2018-02-06 Created: 2018-01-19 Last updated: 2018-02-06Bibliographically approved

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