Why do we speak differently? Differences between biolects in the context of research
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Dlaczego mówimy inaczej? Różnice między biolektami w kontekście badań nad językiem bliźniąt różnej płci
Why do we speak differently? Differences between biolects in the context of research in the language of twins of different sexes

Author(s): Agnieszka Czichy
Subject(s): Language studies, Language and Literature Studies, Theoretical Linguistics, Philology
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Śląskiego
Summary/Abstract: The article was written on the basis of a Bachelor’s thesis defended in 2015. The first part of the article describes the category of a biolect, which is sometimes classified by researchers as a style or a variety. The second part of the article features a brief reference to the methods of population genetics. This part is followed by a description of the study which was conducted upon twins of different sex. The author attempts to account for the differences which are observed in the speech of women and men by making recourse to the opinions ofvarious researchers who make biological factors a point of departure of their considerations. Further on, the author interprets the results of research. The test which was designed by the author and which was used in the research is included in the supplement.

  • Page Range: 103-122
  • Page Count: 20
  • Publication Year: 2017
  • Language: Polish