Gender Shifts in the History of English

Gender Shifts in the History of English

by Anne Curzan
     
 

A groundbreaking study of gender in English from the Middle Ages to modern times.See more details below

Overview

A groundbreaking study of gender in English from the Middle Ages to modern times.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521820073
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
06/01/2003
Series:
Studies in English Language Series
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.91(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1. Defining English gender; 2. The gender shift in histories of English; 3. A history of gender, people and pronouns: the story of generic he; 4. Third-person pronouns in the gender shift: why is that ship a she?; 5. Gender and asymmetrical word histories: when boys could be girls; 6. Implications for non-sexist language reform; Appendix 1. Background on early English personal pronouns; Appendix 2. Helsinki corpus texts and methodology; References; Index.

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