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From the Publisher"Without doubt the book will serve as an excellent textbook forupper undergraduate and postgraduate students."
"The book is engagingly written and remains a key textbook forstudents and junior researchers in the field."
Discourse and Communication
"The author moves smoothly and coherently from more traditionalapproaches to language and gender through to very recent researchin areas such as discourse and consumerism, and language, genderand sexuality. Different approaches, including Critical DiscourseAnalysis and social constructionism, are demonstrated, anddifficult concepts are clearly and comprehensibly presented. MaryTalbot's own research enriches and enlivens the discussionthroughout. The text is extensively illustrated with interestingexamples, many of which are taken from recent published research,thus introducing students to relevant and authenticmaterial."
Janet Holmes, Victoria University of Wellington
"Mary Talbot's book provides a comprehensive,theoretically-sophisticated and accessible introduction to thefield of language and gender. Unlike other language and gendertextbooks, Talbot foregrounds the importance of language and genderstudies to the analysis of popular culture and mass media‘texts.' Thus, Talbot's book will appeal not only to studentsand scholars of linguistics, but to anyone with a serious interestin cultural studies."
Susan Ehrlich, York University
"This new edition of an indispensable textbook provides a clearand engaging overview of foundational research and current trendsin the interdisciplinary study of language, gender, and sexuality.Theoretically informed and empirically grounded, this text willserve as an essential guide for new generations of students. It isalso a valuable resource for researchers seeking to updatethemselves on recent developments in this dynamic field."
Mary Bucholtz, University of California