The Handbook of Language and Gender
Janet Holmes, Miriam Meyerhoff
Wiley, Feb 7, 2003 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 759 pages
The Handbook of Language and Gender is a collection of articles written by leading specialists in the field that examines the dynamic ways in which women and men develop and manage gendered identities through their talk.
It can be argued that society categorizes people first and foremost by gender. This book examines how and why this occurs, and looks at the implications of gender ideologies for the ways we interact. Data and case-studies from interactions in a number of different social contexts and from a range of different communities provide the basis of the discussion, while the contributors' theoretical discussions explore the problems, pitfalls, and potential benefits of research on and discourses about gender.
This Handbook provides a comprehensive, up-to-date, and stimulating picture of the field of language and gender for students and researchers in a wide range of disciplines, including linguistics, gender studies, communication, management, psychology, sociology, and anthropology.