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Women and the study of language in sixteenth and seventeenth-century England - Persée
From a critical feminist perspective, women are not fairly represented in English as a foreign language EFL textbooks. The findings of previous studies on gender issues in language textbooks mostly indicate that they depict gender biases and stereotypes, but some studies reported positive images of women. To continue a critical discourse analysis CDA of EFL textbooks from a feminist perspective, the present study looks at visual and textual discourses representing images of women in EFL textbooks in the Indonesian secondary school context. The findings reveal that some gendered discourses expressed by female characters and social actors in the analyzed textbooks support the continuation of gender biases and stereotypes, but some emerging discourses represent constructive images of women. This textual study suggests that as English plays an increasingly important role in a transcultural and post-feminist world, authors of English textbooks must pay attention to the issue of gender in language education. This is a preview of subscription content, access via your institution. Rent this article via DeepDyve.
Male students are outnumbered by female students in most subjects at most UK universities. But when it comes to language learning, the statistics are worse than most. A much debated topic, there are many theories for the reason behind this drastic gender gap. The most popular theory is that girls and boys process languages differently.
Salmon Vivian. Women and the study of language in sixteenth and seventeenth-century England. La grammaire des dames, sous la direction de Wendy Ayres-Bennett. ABSTRACT : Competence in foreign languages, classical or contemporary, was a female achievement which, not surprisingly, depended on social class, and to a large extent, paternal encouragement. Royal women, at least in the sixteenth century, were often able to read, write and speak Latin and Greek, and even, occasionally, Hebrew.