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Gender-Specific Adjectives in Czech Newspapers and Magazines

Published Online: 21 Dec 2019
Page range: 299 - 312
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This study is one of the few studies dealing with gender in the Czech language using corpus methods. It focuses on the issue of gender in Czech journalistic texts from the years 2010–2014. The main goal was to investigate the extent of stereotypical images of men and women in the press. This analysis is based on adjectival collocations of the lexemes muž ‘man’ and žena ‘woman’ and their semantic categorization. The research uses a journalistic part of the SYN2015 corpus. First, gender-specific adjectival collocates were identified. Second, adjectival collocates were classified into semantic categories and analyzed within journalistic genres. This study has shown that certain adjectives tend to co-occur with one of the examined lexemes and project a gender-stereotypical image of men and women within particular journalistic genres. It was confirmed that men are strongly associated with age specification, strength, appearance, and negative situations as a subject of crime, whereas women are related to motherhood, attractiveness, ethnicity, nationality, and are more often seen as victims of crime.

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