18.171 gendered writing styles

From: Humanist Discussion Group (by way of Willard McCarty willard.mccarty_at_kcl.ac.uk>
Date: Fri, 27 Aug 2004 07:05:51 +0100

               Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 18, No. 171.
       Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
                     Submit to: humanist_at_princeton.edu

         Date: Fri, 27 Aug 2004 06:41:16 +0100
         From: "Christine Goldbeck" <cgoldie_at_verizon.net>
         Subject: Re: 18.161 gendered writing styles?

    I will be interested in seeing the results of your survey.


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> Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 18, No. 161.
> Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
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> Date: Wed, 25 Aug 2004 07:24:23 +0100
> From: Victoria Varga <vix_at_geeksanon.ca>
> Subject: Research into gendered writing styles
> Hello,
> I'm an undergraduate student at the University of Alberta (in Edmonton,
> Alberta, Canada) and I received a research award for this summer. As a
> part of my research, I need people to fill out an online survey I
> created.
> I am researching the subject of language in gender, particularily
> whether or not there are gendered writing styles. I have written a
> computer program in Perl which labels a text as being either male or
> female in style based upon the number of gendered markers found in the
> text. The algorithm is based upon the definitions of Robin Lakoff and
> Dale Spender, among others, of what a feminine language style is. I will
> compare the results of this program with the results generated by my
> online survey.
> If you are interested in helping me collect data, you can find my survey
> at this address:
> http://vix.geeksanon.ca/survey/
> It takes about 10-20 minutes to complete. Please do not use the forward,
> back, or reload buttons while taking the survey.
> Thank you very much,
> Vicky Varga
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