Women, Men and Language: A Sociolinguistic Account of Gender Differences in Language / Edition 3

Women, Men and Language: A Sociolinguistic Account of Gender Differences in Language / Edition 3

by Jennifer Coates
     
 

ISBN-10: 0582771862

ISBN-13: 9780582771864

Pub. Date: 09/24/2004

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Women, Men and Language, 3rd Ed provides an up-to-date account of gender differences in language to answer the question: "Do women and men talk differently?"

The book takes the reader from an initial "men talk like this; women talk like that" approach to a more nuanced idea of women and men performing gender in their everyday interactions. It covers

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Women, Men and Language, 3rd Ed provides an up-to-date account of gender differences in language to answer the question: "Do women and men talk differently?"

The book takes the reader from an initial "men talk like this; women talk like that" approach to a more nuanced idea of women and men performing gender in their everyday interactions. It covers a range of sociolinguistic research, looking at grammatical and phonological features a well as at aspects of conversation such as compliments or swearing, and the growing use of the word ‘like’ by younger speakers. Written in a clear and accessible manner, the book explores:

  • the idea that gender is not a given but is socially constructued
  • the linguistic strategies used by male speakers to dominate female speakers
  • the characteristics of language use in same-sex groups
  • the way children develop gender-appropriate speech
  • the role played by gender in language change
  • the social consequences of gender differentiated language in the workplace and in the classroom

This updated third edition concludes with a new chapter summarising new developments and assessing possible future trends for the area.

Using both historical record and contemporary sociolinguistic research, Women, Men and Language succinctly demonstrates that women and men do talk differently.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780582771864
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
09/24/2004
Series:
Studies in Language and Linguistics Series
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
264
Sales rank:
1,301,307
Product dimensions:
6.12(w) x 9.12(h) x 0.62(d)

Table of Contents

Preface to the Third Edition
Acknowledgements
PART ONE: INTRODUCTORY
1 Language and gender
2 The historical background (I) – Folklinguistics and the early grammarians
3 The historical background (II) – Anthropologists and dialectologists
PART TWO: THE SOCIOLINGUISTIC EVIDENCE
4 Quantitative studies
5Social networks
6 Gender differences in conversational practice
7 Conversational dominance in mixed talk
8 Same-sex talk
PART THREE: CAUSES AND CONSEQUENCES
9 Children and gender-differentiated language
10 The role of gender differences in linguistic change
11The social consequences of gender differences in language
PART FOUR: LOOKING TO THE FUTURE
12 New developments in language and gender research
Bibliography
Index

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