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Nikoubakht N, Dasp S A, Bozorg Bigdeli S, Monshizadeh M. Comparing the language social semiotic to reflect the gender In The novel “Sovashon” and “Adat mikonim”. LRR 2012; 3 (3) :217-235
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1- Associate Professor, Department of Persian Language & Literature, Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran, Iran
2- Ph.D. Candidate in Persian Language & Literature, Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran, Iran
3- Assistant Professor, Department of General Linguistics, Allameh Tabatabaie University, Tehran, Iran
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With the advent of linguistic researches in the early seventies on the conditions of the women in language, an overwhelming turn came into the sociolinguistics. The most important rationale behind this attitude was the surge in Feminist movements in the modern times. Women authors strongly believe that masculine/male literature reinforces traditional sexual clichés and that in their works, portrays women as dependent and victim. They contend that the image depicted by men in their works of women is more frequently than not unrealistic. In other words, women/females in most of the literary works are considered as “others” to men/males and, henceforth, in male-dominated literature, the women question and the women experience are not dealt with. Quite on the contrary, the role assumed for women is what men ascribe to them and deem more suitable. This led to women arguing that, since they are endowed with special biological features and feminine experiences like sympathizing, cooperation, sensitivity and special power to observe, they are more likely to convey a special aspect of femininity to the reader, which is absent from male/masculine writing/écritude. Female writers in Iran could establish their place in writing fictional works and, hence, be widely received by the audience. This paper, via applying the Theory of Language and Social Semiotics, tries to delve into two novels: ‘Sovashon-by Simin Daneshvar-and ‘Adat mikonim'-by Zoya Pirzad. The methodology is descriptive-analytic. This paper substantiates the claim that women in different strata (syntactic, semantic and cognitive) of these two novels struggle to represent their identity in various ways.  
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Article Type: Research Paper | Subject: The use of language
Published: 2011/12/25

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