Sociolinguistics Impact of Language With reference to Gender Discrimination


  • Dr. Anand Soni Assistant Professor, Dept. of English Shri Vaishnav Institute of Law, Indore (MP), India


 Sociolinguistics is a discipline which connects sociology with linguistics. It is a branch of sociology and as a concept it is concerned with how language use is a determinant of a given society’s linguistic requirements. Every society has linguistic codes adequate for communication and interaction. Despite several theories added up to Literature in English from time to time, there seems to be continuous debates over the discrimination in context of Gender. Much of the discussion is centred on impact of this discrimination in society. There is a separation of boys and girls who are often found in childhood, at least in terms of games and outdoor activities.

The word ‘gender’ originally is a grammatical term that refers to the social roles and behaviour of individuals and these attributes of behaviour arise due to changes biologically as male or female. Literature has witnessed the roles of women evolving through ages, but until recent times, most of the published writers were men and the portrayal of women in literature was without doubt biased. A lot of it has to be blamed on the fact that in the ancient world, literacy was strictly limited, and the majority of those who could write were male. However, the contribution of women to oral folklore cannot be taken for granted – in folk songs, stories, poetry and literature in general. Here’s a look at how women were portrayed in literature through eras.


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Soni, D. A. (2019). Sociolinguistics Impact of Language With reference to Gender Discrimination. SMART MOVES JOURNAL IJELLH, 7(7), 11. Retrieved from