Notes on Contributors.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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?.
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?.
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.
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).