Towards Functioning of Gerund by Expressing Gender Identity in English-Language Fiction of 19th – 20th centuries (Based on the Analysis of the Men-Writers’ Literary Works)


The non-?nite forms of the verb (gerund) in terms of their lexical, grammatical meanings and gender component are considered. The gender approach in scrutinizing English-language literary works of men-writers in diachronic aspect is ful? lled. The ?ndings are systematized in the tables.
gender, gerund, masculinity, femininity, gender roles, gender stereotypes

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