grammatical gender

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Synonyms for grammatical gender

a grammatical category in inflected languages governing the agreement between nouns and pronouns and adjectives

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In addition, Magovcevic and Addis (2008) demonstrated that men who endorsed stronger adherence to hegemonic masculine gender role norms were also more likely to endorse externalizing symptoms such as anger, irritability, alcohol/substance use, impulsivity, and increased work and sex drive as well as other prototypic depressive symptoms.
First, scholars investigating "positive masculinity" (Hammer & Good, 2010; Kiselica & Englar-Carlson, 2010; Levant, 1995) have theorized that the traditional masculine gender role has, in addition to negative attributes such as restrictive emotionality, a number of positive attributes as well, including courage, autonomy, self-efficacy, endurance, resilience, stoicism, and emotional stability.
According to Eisler and Skidmore, masculine gender role stress may occur if a man judges himself unable to cope with the traditional demands of the male role or if a man is required to act in a traditionally feminine way.
Examining masculine gender role conflict and stress in relation to religious orientation and spiritual well-being.
The electric nature of spaces such as Club Casanova gave rise to subcultures within the lesbian community, creating more freedom around gender, especially to explore, play with, and make humorous masculine gender expression.
The Male Role Norms Scale (MRNS; Thompson & Pleck, 1986) measures the degree of endorsement and internalization of cultural belief systems about masculinity and the masculine gender role.
In Sanskrit, for instance, the general rule is that masculine gender prevails where at least one of the antecedents is masculine and all of the antecedents are human (or animate); elsewhere, neuter gender is found (see already Speyer 1886).
1) In the chapter of Le Bon Usage devoted to nouns, Grevisse addresses the gender issue, referring first to natural gender (male beings are given the masculine gender, female beings the feminine) and then to grammatical gender, (2) where a gender is applied to an item which has no gender.
That is, both athletes and fans tend to express a masculine gender role orientation.
What is the gain of reading the Jesus-saying that links "eunuchs" and "Kingdom of God" against the grain, unmasking the hegemonic heterosexual and masculine gender in Christian discourse on God and humanity?
11) Although there were few well articulated theories of masculine gender identity development, in their everyday practices clinicians used the standards of boys' peer society in diagnosing and treating effeminate boys.
Apparently her masculine gender expression led them to believe that she was a man.
A large portion of the population is in denial," she pointed out, in what perhaps was an oblique reference to the masculine gender.
West subversively pursues this feminist critique by al lowing her female protagonist deliberately to cast off limiting feminine gender traits (passivity, domestic interests, and cooperation) and to instead "perform" masculine gender traits (aggressiveness, competitiveness, and business/economic interests).
It is also hypothesized that some nouns are assigned gender through metonymy; indeed, Espinosa (1914: 286) claims that some Anglicisms that take masculine gender in New Mexican Spanish do so because they denote "masculine articles of clothing, male occupations, or mechanical instruments or new machinery and inventions.