Language and Gender

Front Cover
Cambridge University Press, Feb 7, 2013 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 320 pages
0 Reviews
Language and Gender is an introduction to the study of the relation between gender and language use, written by two leading experts in the field. This new edition, thoroughly updated and restructured, brings out more strongly an emphasis on practice and change, while retaining the broad scope of its predecessor and its accessible introductions which explain the key concepts in a non-technical way. The authors integrate issues of sexuality more thoroughly into the discussion, exploring more diverse gendered and sexual identities and practices. The core emphasis is on change, both in linguistic resources and their use and in gender and sexual ideologies and personae. This book explores how change often involves conflict and competing norms, both social and linguistic. Drawing on their own extensive research, as well as other key literature, the authors argue that the connections between language and gender are deep yet fluid, and arise in social practice.
 

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Contents

Learning to be gendered
7
the gender order
21
Gender practice
35
Researching language and gender
49
Linguistic resources
62
Speech situations events and activities
79
Speech activities events and genres
106
Making nice
119
Category relations
204
category imperialism
214
Genderizing processes
220
Constructing nations constructing boundaries
226
Gendering language choice
232
Language and gendered Work
240
Fashioning selves
248
Notes
277

Address
135
Calibrating claims
154
Mapping the world
193
Bibliography
285
Index
311
Copyright

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

About the author (2013)

Penelope Eckert is Professor of Linguistics and Anthropology at Stanford University, where she has also directed the program in Feminist Studies.

Sally McConnell-Ginet is Professor Emerita of Linguistics at Cornell University, where she directed the Women's Studies program.