Language and Gender
Cambridge University Press, Jan 9, 2003 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 366 pages
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.
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Constructing deconstructing and reconstructing gender
Sex and gender
Learning to be gendered
the gender order
Masculinities and femininities
Linking the linguistic to the social
Changing practices changing ideologies
Saying and implying
Aspects of meaning in communicative practice
gender schemas and ideologies
Assigning roles and responsibility
Mapping the world
Category boundaries and criteria
The social locus of change
A matter of method
Access to situations and events
Speech situations and events
The pursuit of conversation
Conversational styles and conversationalists character
Making social moves
Speech act theory
Speech acts embedded in social action
Positioning ideas and subjects
Womens language and gendered positioning
Showing deference or respect?
Backing down or opening things up?
Who cares? intensity and engagement
Calibrating commitment and enlisting support
Elaborating marked concepts
New labels new categories
Working the market use of varieties
The linguistic market
The local and the global
Language ideologies and linguistic varieties
standardization and the Japanese woman
Gender and language ideologies
Gender and the use of linguistic varieties
Whose speech is more standard?
Style and performativity
Legitimate and illegitimate performances
One small step
Where are we headed?
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