Los usos del lenguaje en las relaciones de género

  1. Gómez Berrocal, Carmen
  2. Ramírez Uclés, Isabel
  3. Lledó Mira, Elena María
International Journal of Social Psychology, Revista de Psicología Social

ISSN: 0213-4748 1579-3680

Year of publication: 2009

Volume: 24

Issue: 3

Pages: 319-332

Type: Article

DOI: 10.1174/021347409789050533 DIALNET GOOGLE SCHOLAR

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This study is based on three basic assumptions: a) linguistic usage is a reflection of the inequalities between groups, b) the linguistic forms used have psychological effects and c) prejudice toward social categories is appreciated better through a person's biased use of language. Using a two-factor inter-group design (sex: men vs. women) x 2 (use of grammatical gender: masculine generic vs. gender-fair form) x 2 (intergroup power: weak vs. strong assigned to women), this study attempts to analyse: 1) If the usages of grammatical or linguistic gender have some effect on inter-group differentiation strategies, and 2) the effect of asymmetric distribution of power between men and women on sexist expressions and on the linguistic measure of inter-group bias. Results show that sex and intergroup power have effects on the level of language abstraction they use to describe in-group and out-group behaviour. Also, the language measure used seems to be more sensitive than other measures in grasping inter-group bias.