chapter  9
14 Pages

Gendered Discourses

ByPAUL BAKER

Unlike many of the other chapters in this collection, the focus of this chapter was decided in advance of any interaction with the corpus and took the form of a discourse or socially aware analysis rather than linguistics per se. The methodological approach was largely qualitative, mainly involving analysis of (expanded) concordance lines. I was interested in identifying gendered discourses across the four subcorpora and examining whether there were any differences or similarities, although there was no pre-existing hypothesis that I wished to test.