Feminist Critique of Language: second edition / Edition 2

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The Feminist Critique of Language provides a wide-ranging selection of writings on language, gender, and feminist thought. It serves both as a guide to the current debates and directions and as a digest of the history of twentieth-century feminist ideas about language.

This edition includes extracts from Felly Nkweto Simmonds, Trinh T. Minh-ha, Luce Irigaray, Sara Mills, Margaret Doyle, Debbie Cameron, Susan Ehrlich, Ruth King, Kate Clark, Sally McConnell-Ginet, Deborah Tannen, Aki Uchida, Jennifer Coates and Kira Hall.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415164009
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 3/25/1998
  • Series: World and Word Series
  • Edition description: 2ND
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 392
  • Product dimensions: 7.44 (w) x 9.69 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface to the second edition
Using this book
Introduction: Why is language a feminist issue? 1
Pt. 1 Speech and silence: The quest for women's voices in culture
1 Felly Nkweto Simmonds: Naming and Identity 33
2 Trinh T. Minh-ha: Difference: A Special Third World Women's Issue' 38
3 Virginia Woolf: Women and Fiction 47
4 Cora Kaplan: Language and Gender 54
5 Sara Mills: The Gendered Sentence 65
Pt. 2 Representations: Sexist language and sexist discourse
6 Dale Spender: Extracts from Man Made Language 93
7 Maria Black and Rosalind Coward: Linguistic, Social and Sexual Relations: A Review of Dale Spender's Man Made Language 100
8 Luce Irigaray: Linguistic Sexes and Genders 119
9 Ann Bodine: Androcentrism in Prescriptive Grammar: Singular 'They', Sex-Indefinite 'He', and 'He or She' 124
10 Douglas Hofstadter: A Person Paper on Purity in Language 141
11 Margaret Doyle: Introduction to the A-Z of Non-Sexist Language 149
12 Deborah Cameron: Lost in Translation: Non-Sexist Language 155
13 Susan Ehrlich and Ruth King: Gender-Based Language Reform and the Social Construction of Meaning 164
14 Kate Clark: The Linguistics of Blame: Representations of Women in the Sun's Reporting of Crimes of Sexual Violence 183
15 Sally McConnell-Ginet: The Sexual (Re)Production of Meaning: A Discourse-Based Approach 198
Pt. 3 Talking gender: Dominance, difference, performance
16 Otto Jespersen: The Woman 225
17 Robin Lakoff: Extract from Language and Woman's Place 242
18 Pamela Fishman: Conversational Insecurity 253
19 Deborah Tannen: The Relativity of Linguistic Strategies: Rethinking Power and Solidarity in Gender and Dominance 261
20 Aki Uchida: When 'Difference' is 'Dominance': A Critique of the 'Anti-Power-Based' Cultural Approach to Sex Differences 280
21 Jennifer Coates: 'Thank God I'm a Woman': The Construction of Differing Femininities 295
22 Kira Hall: Lip Service on the Fantasy Lines 321
Bibliography 345
Subject index 359
Names index 363
Languages index 367
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