Women, Men, and Language: A Sociolinguistic Account of Gender Differences in Language
Women, Men and Language, 3rd Ed provides an up-to-date account of gender differences in language to answer the question: "Do women and men talk differently?"
The book takes the reader from an initial "men talk like this; women talk like that" approach to a more nuanced idea of women and men performing gender in their everyday interactions. It covers a range of sociolinguistic research, looking at grammatical and phonological features a well as at aspects of conversation such as compliments or swearing, and the growing use of the word a likea by younger speakers. Written in a clear and accessible manner, the book explores:
This updated third edition concludes with a new chapter summarising new developments and assessing possible future trends for the area.
Using both historical record and contemporary sociolinguistic research, Women, Men and Language succinctly demonstrates that women and men do talk differently."
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