Although mother and daughter are two central female roles, they have rarely been investigated. The relationship is specific, certainly different than the motherAson or fatherAdaughter relationships. And this difference manifests itself in sex-specific language behavior. Despite 'eternal' features of the motherAdaughter relationship, its quality is affected by individual psychological and by sociocultural variables. Thus, investigations took place in two big cities with very different structures and traditions: Vienna and Los Angeles. This is the first cross-cultural study which reflects and combines multiple linguistic, socio-psycholinguistic and text linguistic categories, approaches and methods to be able to investigate such an important topic as family relationships and the 'place' of women nowadays in our societies.Introduction The coding of the following categories was based on the interpretation of the content of the essays by a variety ... to elicit expository writing from our students; we wanted informative essays dealing with the motherchild relationship.
|Title||:||The Language of Love and Guilt|
|Author||:||Ruth Wodak, Muriel Schulz|
|Publisher||:||John Benjamins Publishing - 1986-01-01|