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Perceptions of People Who Use Non-Heterosexist Language by People of Different Sexual Orientations

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dc.contributor.author Reisner, Michael en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2008-04-02T20:21:58Z en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2009-10-19T16:30:52Z
dc.date.available 2008-04-02T20:21:58Z en_US
dc.date.available 2009-10-19T16:30:52Z
dc.date.issued 2008-04-02T20:21:58Z en_US
dc.identifier.other OCLC137339897 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1951/43018 en_US
dc.description.abstract One hundred fifty participants who self-identified as heterosexual and 152 participants who self-identified as queer were asked to read a vignette containing a character who used either heterosexist or non-heterosexist language. With regards to the latter vignette, the researcher hypothesized that queer participants would assume that the character using non-heterosexist language 1) was more supportive of queer rights; 2) had increased exposure to queer people; 3) was more likely to be queer; 4) was more open to new ideas in general; and 5) was more likely to be someone with whom they could be friends. Heterosexual participants were not expected to make the same assumptions about the character in the vignette. Results showed that both heterosexual and queer participants made similar assumptions about the character in the vignette who used non-heterosexist language; however, in most cases queer participants made significantly stronger assumptions than heterosexual participants. en_US
dc.subject Language Sex Differences en_US
dc.subject Gays Language en_US
dc.title Perceptions of People Who Use Non-Heterosexist Language by People of Different Sexual Orientations en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US


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