Portland State University. Department of Speech Communication
Robert W. Vogelsang
Date of Award
Master of Science (M.S.) in Speech Communication
1 online resource (127 p.)
Mary Daly (1928-2010) -- Literary style, Adrienne Cecile Rich -- Literary style, Women -- Language, Feminism and literature
Assessing the feminist belief that women have a perspective dramatically differing from the patriarchal perspective, and that this viewpoint is, or could be, couched in a language differing from the norm, this researcher addressed the following three questions: (1) is there a definition of a women's language? (2) does a women's language exist? and (3) if a women's language does exist, in what form does it exist? These questions engendered feminist rhetorical criticism on the work of two radical feminists well known for their interest in, and attention to, the issue of a women's language.
Brown, Tamara, "On a women's language" (1990). Dissertations and Theses. Paper 3995.