The article is devoted to the gender studies which are one of the priorities in modern linguistics and which disclose a specific character of a commencement address (both in American and British English) on different levels of the language system. The author places special emphasis on the gender analysis of the structure and lingvo-stylistic aspects of the given commencement addresses. The main peculiarities of the commencement address structure, observed both in men’s and women’s speeches, are widely discussed in the work.
Skalaban, T.A. (2015). Gender peculiarities of commencement address in American and British English. Issues of Applied Linguistics, 18, 120-130.