Text and Gender: Considering the case of Hepaxes

Authors: Mazura Mastura Muhammad, Md. Zahril Nizam Md. Yusoff (Sultan Idris Education University, Malaysia)
Speaker: Mazura Mastura Muhammad
Strand: Discourse Analysis
Session Type: General Session


The purpose of this study is to locate and examine how the word “male” is used in a variety of publications. Today’s masculine trend can be seen in the word “mensignificant “‘s use. Based on how words are used, changes in social, economic, and role structures can be observed. This phrase relates to the usage of males in a particular situation and idea. This study’s technique combines a qualitative and quantitative research approach. The creation of a male corpus was a requirement for data collection. This corpus includes literary classics, light entertainment, and instructional books. This study employs a corpus linguistic statistical method that includes collocation analysis for the analysis of the corpus data. The three tests used in this collocation study are the T-score, Mi-score, and LogDice. The results demonstrate that the use of men frequently occurs in conjunction with behavioural notions like having fun, fighting, smoking, reading, washing, being the head of the jar, and the monarch, among others. The results of this study have implications for the building of a scale of modern masculinity that may be utilised as a guide by many disciplines, particularly business, health, education, religion, and society. Conclusion, depending on how the word “men” is used in the variety of today’s writings, this masculine trend may deliver positive, negative, or neutral exposure.

Keywords: Masculine, Men, Corpus Linguistics, Gender, Text