What does it mean to be 'manly'?: A corpus analysis of masculinity in the 19thcentury
Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
The aim of this study is to examine how the word manly was used during the 19thcentury. Using the Corpus of Historical American English (COHA) it looks atcollocates, the spread across registers and semantic meaning, in order to gain a betterunderstanding of the word and its usage. Due to this term’s connotations with gender,the findings will finally be discussed in relation to Gender Performativity andMasculinity Theory.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014. , 23 p.
Manly, Gender Performativity, Masculinity Theory, Corpus Linguistics, Corpus of Historical American English (COHA)
General Language Studies and Linguistics
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-104648OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-104648DiVA: diva2:724497