—This paper looks at the choice, the shifts and the
gender differential linguistics style of the use of names in a
Hausa community. Social gender is an essential, stable
category in the context of speech because it is perpetually (re)
produced via language and communication. Addressing in
Hausa society is influenced by the Cultural Revolution in
Hausa land. The emphasis is on the discussion of the types of
names the Hausas utilize, the context in which they are applied,
the semantics, and the circumstance that motivated their
creation, the addresser and the addressees relationship, the
historical, cognitive, and ideological reality which determined
the choice, the changes and the address variants.
—Gender classification, naming patterns,
Hajia Hauwa Salihu is with the Academic Planning Department, Kano State
Polytechnic, Kano, Nigeria (e-mail: email@example.com).
Cite:Hajia Hauwa Salihu, "The Sociolinguistics Study of Gender Address Patterns in
the Hausa Society," International Journal of Social Science and Humanity vol. 4, no. 1, pp. 48-53, 2014.