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Språklig variation och könsstereotyper  -En sociolingvistisk analys av youtubers och deras betydelse för engelskundervisningen i årskurs 4-6
Örebro University, School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences.
Örebro University, School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences.
2019 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (university diploma), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

YouTube is a website which attracts children of different ages. Many children spend a lot of time watching YouTube every day. The interest in YouTube creates learning opportunities in children’s spare time and this knowledge is brought to school. Since the purpose of this essay is to analyze Youtubers’ speech variation and whether they reinforce gender stereotypes. We have chosen to carry out a sociolinguistic analysis of four Youtubers, and relate this to possible language learning, based on a sociocultural perspective on learning. Our analysis showed that these Youtubers actually reinforce gendered speech stereotypes, even though there were some deviations. These results indicate that YouTube and Youtubers could have a big influence on children because of the number of hours children spend on the website. Children may look up to these youtubers, identify with some of them, and imitate their language and attitudes. The language and attitudes children learn from watching YouTube will be brought to school, which means that teachers need to have this in mind when planning English lessons. This may help reinforce language learning and also keep the English subject interesting.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2019. , p. 32
Keywords [en]
Sociolinguistics, gender, youtubers, stereotypes, digitizing
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Learning
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URN: urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-80230OAI: oai:DiVA.org:oru-80230DiVA, id: diva2:1397931
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English; English
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Available from: 2020-02-27 Created: 2020-02-27 Last updated: 2020-02-27Bibliographically approved

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