Gender Patterns on Facebook: A Sociolinguistic Perspective

Bairrah Nazir

Abstract


The research aims at tracing differences and similarities among the way sexes use internet particularly social networking site, Facebook. The differences exist on multiple levels and research shows that even on internet one is not a human being rather a ‘man’ or a ‘woman’. All these have been exhibited through language and the choices they make. The findings show that women are into facebook for maintaining existing relationships by being polite while men are more likely to go for new relations and all.


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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5296/ijl.v4i3.1899

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