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Language and Gender
     

Language and Gender

by Penelope Eckert, Sally McConnell-Ginet
 

ISBN-10: 0521652839

ISBN-13: 9780521652834

Pub. Date: 02/28/2003

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This is a new introduction to the study of the relation between gender and language use, written by two of the leading experts in the field. It covers the main topics, beginning with a clear discussion of gender and of the resources that the linguistic system offers for the construction of social meaning. The body of the book offers unprecedented breadth and depth in

Overview

This is a new introduction to the study of the relation between gender and language use, written by two of the leading experts in the field. It covers the main topics, beginning with a clear discussion of gender and of the resources that the linguistic system offers for the construction of social meaning. The body of the book offers unprecedented breadth and depth in its coverage of the interaction between language and social life. It is the ideal textbook for students in language and gender courses in several disciplines, including linguistics, gender studies, women's studies, sociology, and anthropology.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521652834
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
02/28/2003
Pages:
380
Product dimensions:
6.85(w) x 9.72(h) x 1.18(d)

Table of Contents

1. Constructing, deconstructing and reconstructing gender; 2. Linking the linguistic to the social; 3. Organizing talk; 4. Making social moves; 5. Positioning ideas and subjects; 6. Saying and implying; 7. Mapping the world; 8. Working the market: use of varieties; 9. Fashioning selves.

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