Gender Differences in the Use of adverbs in the Context of Iranian Language in Movies

Hossein Siahpoosh, Zahra Ghobadi Asl, Javad Khodadoust, Mohammad Shahbazi


In spite of belonging to the same social class, men and women may use different linguistic forms. Many researchers were interested in investigating the differences in the language use by males and females. This study was an attempt to compare gender differences in terms of using adverbs in daily interaction between males and females the adverbs of (place, time, frequency and degree) in Persian society in the movies to find out if there is any difference between men and women in the use of adverbs. The five Persian movies with a social theme were used as sources for data collection (Foroushandeh, Darbare Eli, Jodaei Nader az Simin, Emtahan Nahaei and Zard). For data analysis t-test as statistical procedure was used to explore whether or not there was any difference between men and women's speech. The results indicated that there were not any significant differences between males and females in use of the adverbs of place, time, frequency and degree.


Gender Differences, Linguistic Differences, Adverb

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