Year 2016, Volume 2 , Issue 3, Pages 147 - 164 2016-12-10

Language and Gender: Sexism in Kurdish Language (Mukriani Dialect)
Language and Gender: Sexism in Kurdish Language (Mukriani Dialect)

Manijeh Mirmokri [1] , Ahmad Ahmadian [2]


Language is a social phenomenon and reflects the existing beliefs in a community. It is possible to discover the institutionalized beliefs, orientations and ideologies through study of language even in case of male and female relationships. This research attempts to discuss the sexism or non-sexism of "Mukriani Kurdish" through compilation of male and female adjectives as well as terms of address. To this end, a number of widely used idioms, proverbs and terminologies were analyzed from among 7000 words in two books of (Hedi, 1999) and (Fatahi Ghazi,1986). The results showed that Mukriani Kurdish is sexist and application of sexist language among individuals depends to a great extent on their gender, age, occupation, qualification and social class. Moreover, failure of educated individuals to use such language may be due to their lack of familiarity with linguistic terms as a result of studying in a language other than native language. 

Language is a social phenomenon and reflects the existing beliefs in a community. It is possible to discover the institutionalized beliefs, orientations and ideologies through study of language even in case of male and female relationships. This research attempts to discuss the sexism or non-sexism of "Mukriani Kurdish" through compilation of male and female adjectives as well as terms of address. To this end, a number of widely used idioms, proverbs and terminologies were analyzed from among 7000 words in two books of (Hedi, 1999) and (Fatahi Ghazi,1986). The results showed that Mukriani Kurdish is sexist and application of sexist language among individuals depends to a great extent on their gender, age, occupation, qualification and social class. Moreover, failure of educated individuals to use such language may be due to their lack of familiarity with linguistic terms as a result of studying in a language other than native language. 

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Authors

Author: Manijeh Mirmokri
Institution: Azad University
Country: Iran


Author: Ahmad Ahmadian
Institution: Azad University
Country: Iran


Dates

Publication Date : December 10, 2016

Bibtex @research article { ijoks278423, journal = {International Journal of Kurdish Studies}, issn = {2149-2751}, eissn = {2149-2751}, address = {}, publisher = {Hasan KARACAN}, year = {2016}, volume = {2}, pages = {147 - 164}, doi = {10.21600/ijoks.278423}, title = {Language and Gender: Sexism in Kurdish Language (Mukriani Dialect)}, key = {cite}, author = {Mirmokri, Manijeh and Ahmadian, Ahmad} }
APA Mirmokri, M , Ahmadian, A . (2016). Language and Gender: Sexism in Kurdish Language (Mukriani Dialect). International Journal of Kurdish Studies , 2 (3) , 147-164 . DOI: 10.21600/ijoks.278423
MLA Mirmokri, M , Ahmadian, A . "Language and Gender: Sexism in Kurdish Language (Mukriani Dialect)". International Journal of Kurdish Studies 2 (2016 ): 147-164 <http://ijoks.com/en/issue/26443/278423>
Chicago Mirmokri, M , Ahmadian, A . "Language and Gender: Sexism in Kurdish Language (Mukriani Dialect)". International Journal of Kurdish Studies 2 (2016 ): 147-164
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ISNAD Mirmokri, Manijeh , Ahmadian, Ahmad . "Language and Gender: Sexism in Kurdish Language (Mukriani Dialect)". International Journal of Kurdish Studies 2 / 3 (December 2016): 147-164 . https://doi.org/10.21600/ijoks.278423
AMA Mirmokri M , Ahmadian A . Language and Gender: Sexism in Kurdish Language (Mukriani Dialect). International Journal of Kurdish Studies. 2016; 2(3): 147-164.
Vancouver Mirmokri M , Ahmadian A . Language and Gender: Sexism in Kurdish Language (Mukriani Dialect). International Journal of Kurdish Studies. 2016; 2(3): 164-147.