Language and Gender / Edition 2

Language and Gender / Edition 2

by Penelope Eckert, Sally McConnell-Ginet
     
 

Aimed at A-Level and beginning undergraduate students, Language and Gender explores the relationship between language and our ideas about men and women; challenges commonly expressed views on the subject of language and gender; highlights the individual's role in the expression of gender stereotyping; includes a range of text types as diverse as personal ads, wildlife… See more details below

Overview

Aimed at A-Level and beginning undergraduate students, Language and Gender explores the relationship between language and our ideas about men and women; challenges commonly expressed views on the subject of language and gender; highlights the individual's role in the expression of gender stereotyping; includes a range of text types as diverse as personal ads, wildlife documentary, literary fiction, advertisements, and classical music programmes; and includes a comprehensive glossary of terms.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781107659360
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
02/28/2013
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
344
Sales rank:
587,158
Product dimensions:
6.80(w) x 9.60(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author

Penelope Eckert is Professor of Linguistics, Professor (by courtesy) of Cultural and Social Anthropology and Director of the Program in Feminist Studies at Stanford University. She has published the ethnography Jocks and Burnouts: Social Categories and Identity in the High School (1989), the book Linguistic Variation as Social Practice (2000), and many linguistic articles.

Sally McConnell-Ginet is Professor of Linguistics at the Department of Linguistics, Cornell University. Together with Ruth Borker and literary scholar Nelly Furman, she edited and contributed to Women and Language in Gender and Society and with linguist Gennaro Chierchia, co-authored Meaning and Grammar: An Introduction to Semantics, which has recently been revised for a second edition.

Table of Contents

List of illustrations
Acknowledgments
Introduction1
1Constructing deconstructing and reconstructing gender9
2Linking the linguistic to the social52
3Organizing talk91
4Making social moves129
5Positioning ideas and subjects157
6Saying and implying192
7Mapping the world228
8Working the market: use of varieties266
9Fashioning selves305
Bibliography333
Index357

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