An Analysis of Sexist Language in ESL Textbooks by Thai Authors Used in Thailand

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This study identified the types of sexist language that appear in ESL textbooks by Thai authors. The study analyzed the ESL textbooks by Thai authors sold at the Chulalongkorn University bookstore during spring 2007. It was a qualitative case analysis of fifteen ESL textbooks covering the beginning, intermediate, and advanced levels of ESL instruction. The study used feminist criticism to discover what gender roles are sanctioned as appropriate in ESL textbooks by Thai authors and if the language used supports or challenges patriarchy. The results of this study show that sexist language is present in the textbooks and that the textbooks contain content that promotes sexist assumptions concerning gender roles. As a whole, the language and examples used in ESL textbooks by Thai authors support patriarchy.

Creator(s): Na Pattalung, Piengpen
Creation Date: August 2008
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UNT Libraries
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UNT Theses and Dissertations
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Publisher Name: University of North Texas
Place of Publication: Denton, Texas
Date(s):
  • Creation: August 2008
  • Digitized: October 1, 2008
Description:

This study identified the types of sexist language that appear in ESL textbooks by Thai authors. The study analyzed the ESL textbooks by Thai authors sold at the Chulalongkorn University bookstore during spring 2007. It was a qualitative case analysis of fifteen ESL textbooks covering the beginning, intermediate, and advanced levels of ESL instruction. The study used feminist criticism to discover what gender roles are sanctioned as appropriate in ESL textbooks by Thai authors and if the language used supports or challenges patriarchy. The results of this study show that sexist language is present in the textbooks and that the textbooks contain content that promotes sexist assumptions concerning gender roles. As a whole, the language and examples used in ESL textbooks by Thai authors support patriarchy.

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Level: Doctoral
Discipline: Higher Education
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Keyword(s): Sexist language | ESL | Thailand | double binds | hegemonic masculinity | patriarchy | feminism
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Partner:
UNT Libraries
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UNT Theses and Dissertations
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  • OCLC: 351435928 |
  • ARK: ark:/67531/metadc9057
Resource Type: Thesis or Dissertation
Format: Text
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Access: Public
License: Copyright
Holder: Na Pattalung, Piengpen
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