The Use and Non-use of Biased Language Among University Students

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The Use and Non-use of Biased Language Among University Students

Type: Bachelor thesis
Title: The Use and Non-use of Biased Language Among University Students
Author: Hak, Giotto Valentino Ainsley
Issue Date: 2017-08-31
Keywords: biased language
Use and Non-Use
university students
reasoning
context
targeted groups
Abstract: This paper contains a detailed analysis of the use and non-use of biased language amongst students of the BA English Language & Culture at the Leiden University. To be more precise, it discusses the reasoning behind the use and non-use of biased language, as well as the contexts and manners in which they occur alongside the targeted groups of such biased language. There was a general tendency to abstain from using biased language in general with the exception of camaraderie forms among the subjects. Still, the participants reacted very differently to the instances of biased language pertaining to different groups of people, with religion being treated the least careful, and race the most careful.
Supervisor: Foster, A.A.
Faculty: Faculty of Humanities
Department: Engelse Taal en Cultuur (Bachelor)
Specialisation: Linguistics
ECTS Credits: 10
Handle: http://hdl.handle.net/1887/51755
 

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