The study on the speech styles in the Malaysian context: a case study on radio and television presenters / Angelina Subrayan @ Michael and Liaw Shun Chone.

Subrayan @ Michael, Angelina and Liaw, Shun Chone (2008) The study on the speech styles in the Malaysian context: a case study on radio and television presenters / Angelina Subrayan @ Michael and Liaw Shun Chone. [Research Reports] (Unpublished)

Abstract

This study was undertaken to find out whether women and men speak differently in the usage of the English Language. Four samples of conversation from Malaysian male and female television and radio presenters were recorded, transcribed and examined. Seven particular linguistic devices were taken for observation and they were analyzed for frequency counts to identify whether the variables used denote unassertiveness. The linguistic devices were the use of questions, fillers, intensifiers, adjectives, hedges, verbosity and affirmatives.
The major finding of this study can be classified as follows: Firstly, hesitancy and unassertiveness are not only women’s language. These features appeared in men’s language as well. Secondly, the speech styles of the speakers depend on the individuals, and not on the gender of the speakers. Indirectly, this study does not provide support to the claim made by American linguist Robin Lakoff that women’s
language is ‘powerless’.

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Item Type: Research Reports
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Subrayan @ Michael, Angelina
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Liaw, Shun Chone
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Subjects: P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics > Language. Linguistic theory. Comparative grammar
P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics > Sexism in language
P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics > Language and languages
P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics > Language. Linguistic theory. Comparative grammar > Science of language (Linguistics)
P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics > Language. Linguistic theory. Comparative grammar > Science of language (Linguistics) > Applied linguistics
P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics > Language. Linguistic theory. Comparative grammar > Science of language (Linguistics) > Applied linguistics > Languages in contact
P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics > Communication. Mass media
P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics > Communication. Mass media > Malaysia
P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics > Communication. Mass media > Interpersonal communication
P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics > Communication. Mass media > Oral communication. Speech
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Pulau Pinang > Permatang Pauh Campus
Keywords: English Language, Television And Radio, Questions, Fillers, Intensifiers
Date: December 2008
URI: https://ir.uitm.edu.my/id/eprint/41403
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