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Language and Gender

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  • Date Published: February 2005
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  • isbn: 9780511074547

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  • 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.

    • A new and much-needed introduction to the field of language and gender
    • Written by two of the world's leading experts on the subject
    • Language and gender is a perennially popular topic for students; it will be widely adopted
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    "This is the book on language and gender we have all been waiting for." Janet Holmes, Victoria Univeristy, Wellington, author of Women, Men, and Politeness

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    • Date Published: February 2005
    • format: Adobe eBook Reader
    • isbn: 9780511074547
    • contains: 11 b/w illus. 4 tables
    • availability: This ISBN is for an eBook version which is distributed on our behalf by a third party.
  • 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.

  • Instructors have used or reviewed this title for the following courses

    • Gender and Culture
    • Gender and Language Use
    • Gender in Cross-Cultural perspective
    • Language & Gender
    • Language, Gender & Society
    • Sex and Gender in Culture
    • Social Constructions of Reality
    • Sociolinguistics
  • Authors

    Penelope Eckert, Stanford University, California
    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, Cornell University, New York
    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.

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