A Study on the Features of Female Language of Emma Watson’s Speeches about Gender Equality from the Perspective of Feminist Stylistics
Fangyuan Wang 1, Yu Sun2 and Tong Zhang3
1,2,3Northwestern Polytechnical University
With the development of society these years, the status of females is improving a lot. This paper makes a feminist stylistic study on Emma Watson’ s speeches about gender equality to find out the features of female language used in these speeches.
The paper takes three speeches of gender equality given by Emma Watson as research subjects and analyzes all kinds of words she uses to study the feelings and voice of females. It is found that in the three speeches, females are more active and dominant than males, which implies Emma Watson emphasizes on the voice of females and females are confident and active. In the level of discourse, it is found that the images constructed in the three speeches of Emma Watson are complete rather than fragmented, which shows the emphasis on gender equality and respect for females.
Keywords: Female language; Speeches about gender equality; Emma Watson; Feminist Stylistics
Cite this article:
Wang, F., Sun, Y. & Zhang, T. (2019). A Study on the Features of Female Language of Emma Watson’s Speeches about Gender Equality from the Perspective of Feminist Stylistics. International Journal of Liberal Arts and Social Science, 7(6), 1-12.