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dc.contributor.authorČermáková, Anna
dc.contributor.authorMahlberg, Michaela
dc.date.accessioned2022-03-28T19:05:03Z
dc.date.available2022-03-28T19:05:03Z
dc.date.issued2022
dc.identifier.issn0963-9470
dc.identifier.other10.1177_09639470211072154
dc.identifier.urihttps://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/335383
dc.description.abstractIn this paper, we study gendered patterns of body language descriptions in children’s fiction. We compare a corpus of 19th-century children’s literature with a corpus of contemporary fiction for children. Using a corpus linguistic approach, we study gendered five-word body part clusters, that is, repeated sequences of words that contain at least one body part noun and a marker of gender. Our aim is to identify and describe differences between the description of male and female body language across both corpora. We find that in the 19th century, there are not only fewer clusters for female characters, but the functional range of these clusters is also limited. The contemporary data suggests a trend for male and female clusters to become more similar with the clusters illustrating an increasing range of options for the description of female characters and their interactional spaces.
dc.languageen
dc.publisherSAGE Publications
dc.subjectArticles
dc.subjectbody language
dc.subjectcharacterisation
dc.subjectchildren’s literature
dc.subjectfiction corpora
dc.subjectgender
dc.titleGendered body language in children’s literature over time
dc.typeArticle
dc.date.updated2022-03-28T19:05:02Z
prism.endingPage40
prism.issueIdentifier1
prism.publicationNameLanguage and Literature: International Journal of Stylistics
prism.startingPage11
prism.volume31
dc.identifier.doi10.17863/CAM.82812
rioxxterms.versionofrecord10.1177/09639470211072154
rioxxterms.versionVoR
rioxxterms.licenseref.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/
rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2022-01-18
datacite.contributor.supervisorguest-editor: Burke, Michael
datacite.contributor.supervisorguest-editor: Coates, Karen
dc.identifier.eissn1461-7293
pubs.funder-project-idEuropean Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme (Nº749521)
cam.issuedOnline2022-01-18
rioxxterms.freetoread.startdate2022-01-18
rioxxterms.freetoread.startdate2022-01-18


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