JoLIE 9:2/2016


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Nadezhda Chubko

American University of Central Asia, Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic






Native and non-native speakers of English usually undergo the process of language acquisition in different socio-cultural settings. Accordingly, there can appear variations in their use of language. In this paper the issue that is of a particular interest is that of gender differences in the discourse of native and non-native speakers of a foreign language. In other words, the article will approach the problem of how native and non-native speakers’ gender influences the way their discourses are structured and how it leads to certain interaction outcomes. Since there is a gap in research on gender differences between the discourse of native and non-native speakers of English, this article explores the discourse patterns of males’ and females’ talk through an analysis of transcripts of narrations pertaining to recently watched movies. The narrations have been provided by 10 native and 60 non-native speakers of English.


Key words: Gender differences; Discourse analysis; English as a foreign language (EFL); Narrations.





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How to cite this article: Chubko, N. (2016). Discourse gender differences between native and non-native speakers of English: Discourse analysis of male and female narrations of recently watched movies. Journal of Linguistic and Intercultural Education – JoLIE, 9(2), 27-40. DOI:



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