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Language and Gender: A Reader / Edition 2
     

Language and Gender: A Reader / Edition 2

by Jennifer Coates, Pia Pichler
 

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ISBN-10: 1405191279

ISBN-13: 9781405191272

Pub. Date: 03/29/2011

Publisher: Wiley

The new edition of Language and Gender: A Reader responds to the wealth of research that has shaped the field since the book’s initial publication in 1998. Coates and Pichler combine new research articles with foundational works, and they accordingly draw on research from all over the world including Brazil, China, and Japan as well as North

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The new edition of Language and Gender: A Reader responds to the wealth of research that has shaped the field since the book’s initial publication in 1998. Coates and Pichler combine new research articles with foundational works, and they accordingly draw on research from all over the world including Brazil, China, and Japan as well as North America and Europe. The Reader discusses a wide range of topics including single and mixed-sex talk; language, gender and power; gendered talk in the public domain; and language, gender and sexuality.  

The volume is divided into ten sections exploring gender differences in pronunciation and grammar;  in conversational practice; power and dominance in mixed talk; same-sex talk; talk in the public domain; and debates on gender and power and on difference or dominance. There are two new sections, on language, gender, and sexuality; and on debates around the relevance of gender in spoken interaction. The Reader concludes by discussing new directions in language and gender research, including the concept of the Community of Practice, the significance of gender and language ideologies, and the influence of social constructionism on the field. The editors have kept the strongest features of the previous edition, while adding in twenty-three new and important pieces.

Coates and Pichler have assembled an invaluable resource that engages the reader with the research and asks what is next for this vibrant and wide-ranging field. Introducing students to key theoretical debates and demonstrating the variety of methodologies that can be applied to the study of language and gender, this unique collection is a vital resource for anyone exploring the issues of women’s and men’s talk.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781405191272
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
03/29/2011
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
640
Sales rank:
325,915
Product dimensions:
6.70(w) x 9.70(h) x 1.50(d)

Table of Contents

Notes on Contributors.

Editor’s Notes.

Acknowledgements.

Transcription Conventions 1.

Transcription Conventions 2.

Introduction.

Part I: Gender Differences in Pronunciation and Grammar.

1. Yanyuwa: Men Speak One Way, Women Another. (John Bradley).

2. Sex and Covert Prestige. (Peter Trudgill).

3. Linguistic Variation and Social Function. (Jenny Cheshire).

4. Girl-Talk/Boy-Talk: Sex Differences in Adolescent Speech. (Edina Eisikovits).

5. Black Women in the Rural South: Conservative and Innovative. (Patricia C. Nichols).

6. Gender and Sociolinguistics Variations. (Penelope Eckert).

Part II: Gender Differences in Conversational Practice.

Introduction.

7. How and why are Women More Polite: Some Evidence From a Mayan Community. (Penelope Brown).

8. Complimenting: A Positive Politeness Strategy. (Janet Holmes).

9. Co-operation and Competition Across Girls' Play Activities. (Marjorie Harness Goodwin).

10. Peasant Men Can't Get Wives: Language Change and Sex Roles in a Bilingual Community. (Susan Gal).

Part III: Conversational Dominance in Mixed Talk.

Introduction.

11. Women's Place in Everyday Talk: Reflections on Parent-Child Interaction. (Candace West and Don H. Zimmerman).

12. The Sounds of Silence: How Men Silence Women in Marital Relations. (Victoria Leto DeFrancisco).

13. Talk Control: An Illustration From the Classroom of Problems in Analysing Male Dominance in Conversation. (Joan Swann).

14. Participation in Electronic Discourse in a "Feminist Field". (Susan C. Herring et al.).

Part IV: Same-Sex Talk.

Introduction.

15. The Talk of Women Friends. (Fern L. Johnson and Elizabeth J. Aries).

16. Gossip Revisited: Language in All-Female Groups. (Jennifer Coates).

17. Don't Try and Make Out That I'm Nice: The Different Strategies Women and Men Use When Gossiping. (Jane Pilkington).

18. Performing Gender Identity: Young Men's Talk and the Construction of Heterosexual Masculinity. (Deborah Cameron).

19. Sporting Formulae in New Zealand English: Two Models of Male Solidarity. (Koenraad Kuiper).

Part V: Women's Talk in the Public Domain.

Introduction.

20. Female Speakers of Japanese in Transition. (K. A. Reynolds).

21. I Don't Smile Much Any More: Affect, Gender and the Discourse of Pittsburgh Police Officers. (Bonnie McElhinny).

22. Not Just "Doctor's Orders": Directive-Response Sequences in Patients Visits to Women and Men Physicians. (Candace West).

23. Women's Ways: Interactive Patterns in Predominantly Female Research Teams. (Marie Wilson Nelson).

Part VI: Theoretical Debates (I): Gender or Power?.

Introduction.

24."Women's Language" or "Powerless Language". (William O'Barr and Bowman Atkins).

25. Are Powerless Communication Strategies the Japanese Norm? (Patricia Wetzel).

26. When the Doctor is a Lady: Power, Status and Gender in Physician-Patient Encounters. (Candace West).

Part VII: Theoretical Debates (II): Difference or Dominance?.

Introduction.

27. A Cultural Approach to Male-Female Miscommunication. (Daniel Maltz and Ruth Borker).

28. Talk in the Intimate Relationship: His and Hers. (Deborah Tannen).

29. Selling the Apolitical. (Senta Troemal-Ploetz).

Part VIII: Looking to the Future.

Introduction.

30. Women's Talk: the Question of Sociolinguistic Universals. (Janet Holmes).

31. Communities of Practice: Where Gender, Language and Power All Live. (Penelope Eckert and Sally McConnell-Ginet).

32. The Question of Questions: Beyond Binary Thinking. (Janet Bing and Victoria Bergvall).

Index.

Sources.

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