Grammar and Gender

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Yale University Press, 1986 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 249 pages
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A lively history of the sexual biases that exist in our language and a fascinating account of past and present efforts to correct these biases by reforming usage and vocabulary.
  

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Baron is a grammarian and listens pretty carefully to what people say. Gender bias exists in language, and even in our ideas about language. Surveys reference works from the Renaissance to the present, and ventilates the "history" of words used to demean women. Read full review

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This historical treatment of gender-spe cific terminology in studies of the En glish language and general grammar has a didactic edge to it. The author feels there is an antifeminist tradition that ... Read full review

Contents

CHAPTER
1
CHAPTER
10
CHAPTER 2
23
CHAPTER 4
55
Womens Words
71
CHAPTER 6
90
CHAPTER 7
112
CHAPTER 8
137
Conclusion
217
INDEX
233
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