Language and Gender: A Reader / Edition 2

Language and Gender: A Reader / Edition 2

by Jennifer Coates, Pia Pichler
     
 

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.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781405191272
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
03/29/2011
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
640
Sales rank:
560,817
Product dimensions:
6.70(w) x 9.70(h) x 1.50(d)

Table of Contents

Notes on Contributors
Editor's Note
Acknowledgements
Transcription Conventions 1
Transcription Conventions 2
Introduction1
Pt. IGender Differences in Pronunciation and Grammar7
1Yanyuwa: 'Men speak one way, women speak another'13
2Sex and Covert Prestige21
3Linguistic Variation and Social Function29
4Girl-talk/Boy-talk: Sex Differences in Adolescent Speech42
5Black Women in the Rural South: Conservative and Innovative55
6Gender and Sociolinguistic Variation64
Pt. IIGender Differences in Conversational Practice77
7How and Why Are Women More Polite: Some Evidence from a Mayan Community81
8Complimenting - A Positive Politeness Strategy100
9Cooperation and Competition Across Girls' Play Activities121
10Peasant Men Can't Get Wives: Language Change and Sex Roles in a Bilingual Community147
Pt. IIIConversational Dominance in Mixed Talk161
11Women's Place in Everyday Talk: Reflections on Parent-Child Interaction165
12The Sounds of Silence: How Men Silence Women in Marital Relations176
13Talk Control: An Illustration from the Classroom of Problems in Analysing Male Dominance of Conversation185
14Participation in Electronic Discourse in a 'Feminist' Field197
Pt. IVSame-Sex Talk211
15The Talk of Women Friends215
16Gossip Revisited: Language in All-Female Groups226
17'Don't try and make out that I'm nice!' The Different Strategies Women and Men Use when Gossiping254
18Performing Gender Identity: Young Men's Talk and the Construction of Heterosexual Masculinity270
19Sporting Formulae in New Zealand English: Two Models of Male Solidarity285
Pt. VWomen's Talk in the Public Domain295
20Female Speakers of Japanese in Transition299
21'I don't smile much anymore': Affect, Gender and the Discourse of Pittsburgh Police Officers309
22'Not just doctors' orders': Directive-Response Sequences in Patients' Visits to Women and Men Physicians328
23Women's Ways: Interactive Patterns in Predominantly Female Research Teams354
Pt. VITheoretical Debates (1): Gender or Power?373
24'Women's Language' or 'Powerless Language'?377
25Are 'Powerless' Communication Strategies the Japanese Norm?388
26When the Doctor is a 'Lady': Power, Status and Gender in Physician-Patient Encounters396
Pt. VIITheoretical Debates (2): Difference or Dominance?413
27A Cultural Approach to Male-Female Miscommunication417
28Talk in the Intimate Relationship: His and Hers435
29Selling the Apolitical446
Pt. VIIILooking to the Future459
30Women's Talk: The Question of Sociolinguistic Universals461
31Communities of Practice: Where Language, Gender, and Power All Live484
32The Question of Questions: Beyond Binary Thinking495
Index511

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