The Problem of Discovering Gender Differences in Ways of Perceiving Academic Texts
Migranova Irina Khamzievna
senior lecturer of the Department of Foreign Languages, Faculty of Natural Sciences at Bashkir State University
450076, Russia, Ufa, Zaki Validi's str., 32
Abstract. The subject of this article is the analysis of experimental research aimed at discovering gender differences in ways of perceiving scientific (academic) texts. The author of the article analyzes particularities of the male and female authorship of scientific texts, describes differences in how verbal stereotypes are perceived and examines such terms as masculinity and femininity that are often associated with easy or difficult understanding of texts. In her research Migranova has raised a question about the extent of impact of gender expectations on how information is perceived in academic texts and the degree with which these expectations influence the process of understanding academic texts. The research is based on a number of research methods including 1) observation as the method of collecting initial empirical information and 2) questionnaire surveys. The novelty of the research is caused by the fact that the research opens up new prospects for researching the influence of gender on the perception of scientific texts and provides grounds for including a gender component into contemporary models of understanding written information. The results of the research prove that female and male writings have gender stereotypes of femininity and masculinity which allows to talk about so called gender-dialect as an actual social phenomenon.
man, recipient, experiment, academic text, scientific text, gender stereotype, gender, woman, perception of the text, communicative personality
Article was received: 10-05-2017
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